|Subject:||Wow! Impressing!! (more)|
|Author:||Satu (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||August 26, 2003 at 2:11:16 PM|
|Reply to:||More than you ever wanted to know about Rapunzel by Miranda|
I'm sure there's nothing more about that fairy tale anyone CAN know!! Very interesting!
Here's something more about the origin and meaning of Rapunzel:
In my dictionary I found the English translation "lamb's-lettuce", but in some southern German dialects it is used for almost any kind of sallad ;).
The word was first used in Germany the 16th century, and it derives from Middle Latin "rapuncium" from Latin "radice puntium": 'radix' meaning "root" + 'phu' (acc. 'phun') meaning "kind of valerian".
Some dialectal variants of that word are:
The German pronunciation is rah-POON-tsel (short oo like in 'book').
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