naartjie

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English[edit]

Naartjie
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Etymology[edit]

From Tamil நாரத்தை ‎(nārattai, citron) through Afrikaans. Has been used in South Africa since 1790, but the first written recorded English use is by Lawrence Green in Tavern of the Seas, 1947.

Noun[edit]

naartjie

  1. (South Africa) Citrus reticulata, (mandarin, satsuma, tangerine); a soft, loose-skinned tangerine.

References[edit]

  • Jean Branford: A dictionary of South African English. Oxford 1978.
  • Google Language Tools.

Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

naartjie ‎(plural naartjies, diminutive naartjietjie)

  1. (uncommon) Alternative spelling of nartjie