vrijdag 10 mei 2013


One of the Phoenician words that are wandering in our languages is the word for a plant with strong tasted seeds. In Phoenician KMN. We find it in the inscription KAI 51 vs.6/7: zyt msjql 25 wsjqdm wKMN ... wsjsjmn = Olives weighing 25 and almonds and cumin and.. sesame. In Dutch: Komijn, in Czech: Kmin, in French: Cumin, in German: Kummer, in Spanish: Comino, in Portugese: Cominho, in Italian: Cumino, in Arab: Kammun.