[Sca-cooks] Lemons? Limes? Confusion?
carlton_bach at yahoo.de
Sun Jul 6 00:24:13 PDT 2008
--- Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps <dephelps at embarqmail.com> schrieb am So, 6.7.2008:
> Shakespeare mentions in his plays oranges twice, lemons once
> and limes
> twelve times. In the case of limes this would suggest more
> than a passing
> acquaintance with the fruit.
Which opens the question which fruit Shakespeare was talking about. A problem in the German corpus is that loan words from various languages are used to describe citrus fruit. The common 'Limon(i)e/Limun(i)e', e.g., probably actually describes the lemon (modern German Zitrone) rather than the lime (modern German Limone).
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