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Ginger

Ginger is name of a flower and spice which comes from Old English gingifer (influenced by Old French gingembre) derived from Latin zingiberi from Ancient Greek zingíberis from Prakrit (Middle Indic) singabera derived from Sanskrit srngaveram meaning “horn body” from srngram (horn) and vera (body), though it may also be derived from an Old Tamil word inchi-ver meaning “ginger root”;

  • it may also be a nickname for Virginia, the feminine form of an Ancient Roman family name Verginius or Virginius, of unknown meaning though it has been associated with Latin virgo (maiden, virgin);
  • Ginger also refers to a reddish-brown color.

Origin: Sanskrit, Old Tamil

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Variants:

  • Jinger

 

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