"piper"

Translation:pepper

November 26, 2016

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ars_inveniendi

This is the word for the spice. Ardei is the vegetable


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ID-007
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Also, piper = the plant and the fruit from which the pepper spice is made!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peterchic

So what does the Romanian work legume translate to in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ars_inveniendi

legume = vegetables, legumă = vegetable


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peterchic

So what's the difference between piper and ardei?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ars_inveniendi

Piper = pepper, the spice, ardei = pepper the vegetable. (Try a google image search on the Romanian words and you'll see corresponding images)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiegoJaviUnlam

Accordingly to Wiktionary, both translations (pepper as the spice, and the plant) are correct.

Etymology

From Slavic piperĭ, Greek πιπέρι (pipéri), from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi).

Noun

piper m

1) pepper (plant)

2) pepper (spice)

From Wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/piper

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