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naartjie

EnglishEdit

Naartjie
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EtymologyEdit

From Tamil நாரத்தை (nārattai, citron) through Afrikaans. Has been used in South Africa since 1790, but the first written recorded English use is by Lawrence Green in Tavern of the Seas, 1947.

NounEdit

naartjie

  1. (South Africa) Citrus reticulata, (mandarin, satsuma, tangerine); a soft, loose-skinned tangerine.

ReferencesEdit

  • Jean Branford: A dictionary of South African English. Oxford 1978.
  • Google Language Tools.

AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

naartjie (plural naartjies, diminutive naartjietjie)

  1. (uncommon) Alternative spelling of nartjie