Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fact of the Day: Giresun

The name for cherries is derived from the town of Giresun, Turkey. The ancient Greeks called the city Cerasus which inspired the Greek word for cherry tree. Which in turn influenced the word for cherry in many languages in the centuries afterwards. 

14 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I am enthralled.

BlackLOG said...

Cerasus = Cherry

I'm pleased to say that the Greeks seem to have worse spelling then me....and they turned out OK....well untill their empire came crashing down around their ears....

Grumpy me said...

I knew that.







No, I didn't.

Emmy said...

Another new thing I learned:)

joy said...

Wow! Thanks for this. Didn't know it before:) have a nice week end:)

John Doe said...

Cerasus actually mean '' Cherry's '' or something.. And actually Kerasou is a girl's name that resembles Kerasi (cherry). Sincerely a Greek Man.

DEZMOND said...

one of my fave types of fruit. We call it "tresnja" in Serbian

cquek said...

good information. i love to try it too.. i don''t think i can find it here

Pilar said...

Really interesting!!I loved this post.The place where I live is famous for its cherries(cerezas in spanish). Kisses:)

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I love the big, sweet black cherries.

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Very interesting!
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Pat Hatt said...

Interesting how in a round about way things come due

Wiktoria said...

I didn't know that :>

MEcoy said...

what ever story it has i just love it haha