vanilje

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Malagasy women sorting vanilla in Sambava, Madagascar.

Etymology[edit]

From French vanille (vanilla), from Spanish vainilla (vanilla), from both vaina (pod), from Latin vāgīna (sheath), from Proto-Italic *wāgīnā (sheath, scabbard), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wag- (sheath, cover), and the suffix -illa (diminutive), from Old Spanish -iella, from Latin -ella(m), of -ellus, a form of -ulus, from Proto-Italic *-olos, from *-elos, from Proto-Indo-European *-e-lós, from Proto-Indo-European *-lós (forms agent nouns from verbal roots). Doublet of vagina.

Cognate with Danish vanilje, Dutch vanille, German Vanille, Swedish vanilj and English vanilla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaˈnɪljə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪljə
  • Hyphenation: va‧nil‧je

Noun[edit]

vanilje m (definite singular vaniljen, indefinite plural vaniljer, definite plural vaniljene)

Simple and easy apple pie served with vanilla ice cream, in Lysekil, Sweden.
  1. (botany) Vanilla (a taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae – the vanilla orchid)
  2. (botany) vanilla (a tropical climbing orchid (Vanilla planifolia), bearing podlike fruit yielding an extract used in flavoring food or in perfumes)
  3. (botany, cooking) vanilla (the fruit or bean of the vanilla plant)
    • 2000, Kjell Ola Dahl, En liten gyllen ring:
      Henning tok milkshake som alltid, milkshake med vanilje, det var Henning
      Henning took milkshake as always, milkshake with vanilla, it was Henning
    • 2005, Jan Kjærstad, Kongen av Europa:
      tenk å kunne kjenne et hint av fiken, marsipan og vanilje i en whisky
      Imagine being able to taste a hint of fig, marzipan and vanilla in a whiskey
  4. ice cream with vanilla flavour
    • 2003, Mattis Øybø, Alle ting skinner:
      isen settes på bordet i hvite skåler. Det er pistasj og sitronsorbet, det er sjokolade og vanilje
      the ice cream is placed on the table in white bowls. There is pistachio and lemon sorbet, there is chocolate and vanilla
    Synonym: vaniljeis

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish vainilla, via French vanille

Noun[edit]

vanilje m (definite singular vaniljen, indefinite plural vaniljar, definite plural vaniljane)

  1. vanilla (plant, fruit thereof (vanilla pod), and flavouring)

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