Cardamom

Cardamom

The word “cardamom” is derived from the Latin cardamomum,[1] itself the latinisation of the Greek καρδάμωμον (kardamomon), a compound of κάρδαμον (kardamon), “cress” + ἄμωμον (amomon), which was the name for a kind of an Indian spice plant. The earliest attested form of the word is the Mycenaean Greek ka-da-mi-ja, written in Linear B syllabic script in the list of flavourings on the “Spice” tablets found among palace archives in the House of the Sphinxes in Mycenae.

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