Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Akkadians

File:Cydonia oblonga - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-049.jpg

The fruit was known to the Akkadians, who called it supurgillu; Arabic سفرجل al safarjal "quinces" (collective plural).[3] The modern name originated in the 14th century as a plural of quoyn, via Old French cooin from Latin cotoneum malum / cydonium malum, ultimately fromGreek κυδώνιον μῆλον, kydonion melon "Kydonian apple". The quince tree is native to UzbekistanTajikistanIranArmeniaAzerbaijan,GeorgiaPakistanKashmirAfghanistan and was introduced to PolandSyriaLebanonCroatiaBosniaTurkeySerbiaRepublic of MacedoniaAlbaniaGreeceRomaniaHungaryUkraineMoldova, and Bulgaria.
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