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Friday, February 8, 2013
Arabic Word in English: Demitasse
The English word DEMITASSE is a borrowing from French, meaning "half-cup," demi+tasse. The French word is in turn from the Arabic tassah, from Persian tasht, meaning a cup or a saucer. (Compare Italian tazza and Spanish taza.)
The noun demitasse is also used attributively as, for example, in the phrase "demitasse spoon."
The image below shows a demitasse cup of espresso: