zenzero

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin gingiber, zingeber, from Latin zingiberī, from Ancient Greek ζιγγίβερις ‎(zingíberis), from Sauraseni Prakrit सिङ्गबेर ‎(siṅgabera), from Sanskrit शृङ्गवेर ‎(śṛṅgavera)) (influenced by शृङ्गं ‎(śṛṅgaṃ, horn)), from Old Tamil [script needed] ‎(iṅci, ginger) + [script needed] ‎(vēr, root) (modern Tamil இஞ்சி ‎(iñci, ginger) + வேர் ‎(vēr, root)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Stress: zénzero, IPA(key): /ˈdzendzero/

Noun[edit]

zenzero m ‎(plural zenzeri)

  1. ginger (the spice)