"portocale"

Translation:oranges

December 1, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/SebastienBaill

This word is the same in so many languages... I initially thought it came from Persian from the roots of nâranj (orange) and portoqâl, and migrated through modern day Turkey before it spread through Eastern Europe.

I have been unable to find more information about its etymology though, can anyone help trace back its origin?

December 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/potestasity

Here is a nice etymological map for orange:

December 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastienBaill

Super interesting, thank you!

December 6, 2016
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