JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zangvil #general


Beba Marantz <beba.marantz@...>
 

How interesting, thank you: ginger in French gingembre comes >from the latin
gingiberi, >from the greek ziggiberis.

Beba Marantz

Martha Lev-Zion < martha@... > wrote:

Zangvil is *Hebrew* for ginger, Michael.
I had always thought Zangvil was a Yiddish or old German name for a
spice (ginger? nutmeg?) but can't find it in my dictionaries. Does
anyone know what spice it is?
Michael Bernet, New York

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