Two possible theories:
- From Andalusian Arabic بسمة, from Ancient Greek παξαμάδιον (paxamádion, “cookie”), with influence from masa (“mass”) and pan (“bread”)
- Italian marzapane, thought originally to come from Martaban (မုတ္ထမ (muthta.ma.)), a Burmese port known for its spice exports, with influence from Italian pane.
- (Castilian) IPA(key): /maθaˈpan/, [maθaˈpãn]
- (Latin America) IPA(key): /masaˈpan/, [masaˈpãn]
- Rhymes: -an
mazapán m (plural mazapanes)