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Friday, February 8, 2013
Arabic Word in English: Lemon and Lime
The English words LEMON and LIME both come from Old French lymon, meaning "citrus fruit" (including both lemon and lime) which in turn comes from Arabic laimun, while the Arabic comes from Persian limu (again with the meaning "citrus fruit"), which is cognate with Sanskrit nimbu ("lime").
You can learn more about lemons and limes at Wikipedia.