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pastrami

EnglishEdit

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Pastrami.

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish פּאַסטראָמע (pastrome), from Romanian pastrama. That word is probably from Turkish pastırma, a variation of bastırma (dried meat), from root *bas-, to press; the other possible origin of the Romanian word is the Greek παστώνω (pastóno, I salt), from Ancient Greek παστός (pastós, sprinkled with salt, salted). The English spelling ending in -mi is probably from the influence of salami.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pæˈstɹɑːmi/, /pəˈstɹɑːmi/
  • (US) enPR: pə-sträʹmē, IPA(key): /pəˈstɹɑːmi/

NounEdit

pastrami (countable and uncountable, plural pastramis)

  1. A seasoned smoked cut of beef

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