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„Bakłażan” i „oberżyna” – pierwotne wspólne pochodzenie nazw psianki podłużnej
"Bakłażan" and "oberżyna" – primitive common origin of Polish names of the eggplant

Author(s): Przemysław Dębowiak, Jadwiga Waniakowa
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
Published by: Towarzystwo Miłośników Języka Polskiego
Keywords: linguistic contacts; etymology; names of plants; history of the names of plants

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the origin of two names of the eggplant (‘Solanum melongena’), commonly used in contemporary Polish: "bakłażan" and "oberżyna". A detailed study of the history of both terms in the wider context of other European languages allows for the explanation as to why they are synonymous.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 80-89
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish