curry

See also: Curry

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Title page of 1390 Forme of Cury

1747 (as currey, first published recipe for the dish in English[1][2]), from Tamil கறி (kari), influenced by existing Middle English cury (cooking),[2] from French cuire (to cook) (from which also cuisine), from Vulgar Latin cocere, from Latin coquere, present active infinitive of coquō.

Earlier cury found in 1390 cookbook Forme of Cury (Forms of Cooking) by court chefs of Richard II of England.

NounEdit

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curry (plural curries)

  1. One of a family of dishes originating from South Asian cuisine, flavoured by a spiced sauce.
  2. A spiced sauce or relish, especially one flavoured with curry powder.
  3. Curry powder
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VerbEdit

curry (third-person singular simple present curries, present participle currying, simple past and past participle curried)

  1. (transitive) To cook or season with curry powder.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English currayen, from Old French correer 'to prepare', presumably from Vulgar Latin conredare, from com- (a form of con- 'together') + some Germanic base verb

VerbEdit

curry (third-person singular simple present curries, present participle currying, simple past and past participle curried)

  1. (transitive) To groom (a horse); to dress or rub down a horse with a curry comb.
  2. (transitive) To dress (leather) after it is tanned by beating, rubbing, scraping and colouring.
  3. (transitive) To beat, thrash; to drub.
  4. (transitive) To try to win or gain (favour) by flattering.
Usage notesEdit

The sense "To win or gain favour" is most frequently used in the phrases "to curry favour (with)" and "to curry [someone's] favour",

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Etymology 3Edit

From Haskell Curry, a computer scientist

VerbEdit

curry (third-person singular simple present curries, present participle currying, simple past and past participle curried)

  1. (transitive, computing) To perform currying upon.

Etymology 4Edit

Possibly derived from currier, a common 16-18th century form of courier, as if to ride post, to post. Possibly influenced by scurry.

VerbEdit

curry (third-person singular simple present curries, present participle currying, simple past and past participle curried)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To scurry; to ride or run hastily.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To cover (a distance); (of a projectile) to traverse (its range).
    • 1608, George Chapman, The Conspiracie, and Tragedie of Charles Duke of Byron 2.245
      I am not hee that can ... by midnight leape my horse, curry seauen miles.
    • 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
      All these shots shall curry or finish their ranges in times equal to each other.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To hurry.
    • 1676, Andrew Marvell, Mr. Smirke 34
      A sermon is soon curryed over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hannah Glasse, Glasse’s Art of Cookery, 1747
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Origins of ‘Curry’ (Is it really English?)

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English curry.

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NounEdit

curry m (plural curry's, diminutive currietje n)

  1. The spicy condiment curry powder
  2. A curry dish
  3. curry ketchup

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

curry

  1. south Asian spice mix, curry powder, curry paste
  2. a dish made using this spice mixture, curry (dish)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

English curry

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NounEdit

curry m (plural currys)

  1. A curry

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

curry m (invariable)

  1. curry; curry powder

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

curry m (uncountable)

  1. curry powder (mixture of spices used in Asian cooking)
  2. curry (dish made with curry powder)

RomanianEdit

curry

NounEdit

curry

  1. curry powder (mixture of spices)


This Romanian entry was created from the translations listed at curry powder. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see curry in the Romanian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) February 2010


SpanishEdit

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curry m (uncountable)

  1. curry

SwedishEdit

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curry c (uncountable)

  1. A curry
  2. curry powder

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