rosemary


rosemary
rosemary (n.) mid-15c., earlier rosmarine (c.1300), from L. rosmarinus, lit. "dew of the sea" (Cf. Fr. romarin), from ros "dew" + marinus (see MARINE (Cf. marine)). Perhaps so called because it grew near coasts. Form altered in English by influence of rose and Mary. Latin ros is from PIE *ras-/*eras- "to flow, wet, moisten" (Cf. Lith. rasa, O.C.S. rosa "dew," Skt. rasah "sap, juice, fluid, essence," Hitt. arszi "flows," and perhaps also Rha, Scythian name of the River Volga (see RHUBARB (Cf. rhubarb))).

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  • Rosemary — f English: a 19th century coinage, from the name of the herb (which is from Latin ros marīnus sea dew). It is often also assumed to be a combination of the names ROSE (SEE Rose) and MARY (SEE Mary). Cognate: German, Scandinavian: Rosemarie. Pet… …   First names dictionary

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