Cumin (spice): whole seeds, left; ground into powder, right.




  • From Middle English comyn, from Old English cymen (which is cognate with Old High German kumin) and Old French cummin, both from Latin cuminum, from Ancient Greek κύμινον, a Semitic borrowing ultimately to be traced to Akkadian 𒂵𒈬𒉡.. Possibly related to caraway.

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