Writing resources for Myth-Folklore and Indian Epics at OU. :-)
Friday, February 8, 2013
Arabic Word in English: Artichoke
Our English "artichoke" is borrowed from the northern Italian articiocco, which in turn is from Spanish alcarchofa and Spanish Arabic al-karshufa (modern standard Arabic al-qarshuf). The al- prefix is the Arabic article ("the"); the standard Italian word for artichoke, carciofo, does not have the initial al- article.