pastrami

EnglishEdit

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Pastrami.

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish פּאַסטראַמע ‎(pastrame), 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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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

pastrami m ‎(plural pastramis)

  1. pastrami

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

pastrami m (plural pastramis)

  1. pastrami (seasoned cut of smoked beef)
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