τούρτα

GreekEdit

 
A typical τούρτα.

EtymologyEdit

From Hellenistic Ancient Greek τούρτα (kind of baked bread)[1], from Late Latin torta, from the expression torta panis (twisted bread), from feminine of Latin tortus.
The association with a "round cake" is an influence by the Italian torta.[2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuɾ.ta/
  • Hyphenation: τούρ‧τα

NounEdit

τούρτα (toúrtaf (plural τούρτες)

  1. cake with layers of filling and icing, similar to birthday or wedding cakes

DeclensionEdit

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See alsoEdit

  • compare with: κέικ n (kéik, baked cake)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ τούρτα in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2010), “τούρτα”, in Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas [Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek] (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre