[Sca-cooks] Murri and muria

Suey lordhunt at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 11:32:22 PDT 2007

I wrote:
> Terry Decker wrote:
>> What is the etymology of the word "murri?" 
> The Real Academia Espanol Dictionary states that it comes from 
> Classical Arabic "murri", this from Armenian "murya", and this is from 
> the Latin "muria, salmuera" (brine, very salty water used in preserved 
> food).
> Salmuera in literally means sal del mar - salt from the sea.
> Suey
Oops, there is more to this Garcia Rey/. /Verardo, _Vocabulario del 
Bierzo_, Madrid: S. Aguirre, Impresor, 1934. Madrid. p 140 states:
salt murri, a pickling brine. The word is derived from “sal” (salt) + L. 
muria (brine)
and Alonso, Martín. _Enciclopedia del idioma, diccionario histórico y 
moderno de la lengua española (siglos XII al XX): etimológico, 
tecnológico, regional e hispanoamericano_.1994:I:A:275 says:
Latin "muria" (salt liquor, brine).

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