bacallà

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch bakaliaw, of uncertain origin. Possibly from Latin baculum (stick, staff), referring to the way cod were split and dried on wooden sticks.

If the element *bak- is a metathesis of *kab- (compare French cabillaud and German Kabeljau from Dutch kabeljauw), then the original form of the word could have been *cabalao, maybe meaning "large-headed fish". Attested from 1640.[1]

Cognate to Italian baccalà, Portuguese bacalhau, Spanish bacalao.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bacallà m (plural bacallans)

  1. cod
    Synonym: abadejo

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “bacallà” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • Roberts, Edward A., A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, 2014, →ISBN

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