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. Appearing in English as naartje in 1901, in this spelling by Lawrence Green in Tavern of the Seas, 1947.

Noun[edit]

naartjie (plural naartjies)

  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]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

naartjie (plural naartjies, diminutive naartjietjie)

  1. (uncommon) Alternative spelling of nartjie