Wondrous Words #244

WWWEvery week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.

I found a couple of new words while looking up a new food. First I found this:

1.  carpaccio:  Though the menu is large, stick with the steaks and the beef carpaccio at this sleek, airy restaurant.

Carpaccio (Italians pronounce it kar-patt-o) is an Italian dish made of thinly sliced raw meats or fish served with a sauce.


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And then, I was searching through the internet for some pictures and recipes for carpaccio. I came across some reviews for restaurants that serve this dish. I found a word in one of the reviews that seemed familiar but the definition was unknown to me.

2. eponymous:  Their eponymous dish, carpaccio, is simply unsurpassed.

It seems that an eponymous dish is one that is named after a particular person. Carpaccio was named “after Vitorre Carpaccio, the Venetian painter known for the characteristic red and white tones of his work.”  (from Wikipedia)

That’s it for me this week. I hope you found some words worth celebrating. Feel free to join Wondrous Words Wednesday. Be sure to visit Kathy for the details.

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4 Responses to Wondrous Words #244

  1. I don’t think I could eat carpaccio since the meat is raw. I’m glad you included the pronunciation – I would have pronounced the double c as an s. I had the meaning of eponymous totally wrong – I guessed it meant something like signature dish.

  2. Vicki says:

    I knew carpaccio from a recipe I saw a while back at a local Sweetbay Supermarket called Grilled Porabella Carpaccio Bruchetta. http://tinyurl.com/jwf2vj6

    The other was new to me.

  3. All words are new to me today.

  4. I think eponymous can also be used in that way if the restaurant were named Carpaccio’s.

    I’ve never heard of Carpaccio. I didn’t know the Italians had a raw meat dish.

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