Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fact of the Day: Salmo

The fish salmon's name is derived from the Latin word "salmo". Salmo may of been derived itself from the word "salire" meaning "to leap". 

27 comments:

DWei said...

Mmm... Raw salmon is the best.

Kay said...

I took Latin in high school and never learned that.

Cassandra Too said...

I love salmon but I never knew. Now I know! :D

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Holy Ghost Writer said...

Many steps to salmon I guess

Karen Baldwin said...

I don't know why, but I thought salmon was only found in North American.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Yummo salmo!!!!

Sammie said...

sounds legit :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I saw video of them leaping on this nature show I was watching a few months back...it was awesome.

DEZMOND said...

they do like to salire :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Perfectly fitting name!

Pat Hatt said...

The name sure fits

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fascinating -- thanks!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Very interesting , I would have never thought! Kisses:)

Pat said...

Interesting! They sure live up to their name!

Unknown said...

^_^

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Adam said...

they're mostly in North America.

Joy said...

I have been eating salmon for a long time now, but I didn't know that it's name means " to leap". Now I know:)

Joy said...

I have been eating salmon for a long time now, but I didn't know that it's name means " to leap". Now I know:)

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Adam, good old latin, ha ha.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Fitting name!

Anna and Klaudia said...

great fact! :)

FilipBlog said...

I would like to see the salmon once making its way upstream.

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Filip

K.I.S.S. said...

thank you for your sweet comment
interesting post btw
xoxo

CraveCute said...

Great trivia!

Irma said...

Beautiful photo of the leaping salmon.
Greetings Irma

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Teddi said...

again that is quite poetic.