benne vs sesame what difference

what is difference between benne and sesame

English

Etymology

From Malay bene, or possibly from Wolof or Eastern Maninkakan.

Noun

benne (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly attributive) Sesame.
    benne oil; benne seed
    • 2003, Carole Marsh, The Kitchen House: How Yesterday’s Black Women Created Today’s Most Popular & Famous American Foods!, page 15,
      Benne (sesame) seeds were secretly brought to America on the slave ships by black women who had used them in their native cooking. Benne seed cookies and candy were made by black cooks in Charleston and other lowcountry South Carolina locations.
    • 2010, Frederick C. Knight, Working the Diaspora: The Impact of African Labor on the Anglo-American World, 1650—1850, page 62,
      For example, Rosanna Williams recounted that her African-born father would “plant mostly benne and rice.” Emma Hunter also remembered that her grandmother planted benne.
    • 2013, David S. Shields, Chapter 3: Prospecting for Oil, John T. Edge, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt, Ted Ownby (editors), The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South, page 65,
      A window on the small-scale world of sesame oil production and benne cake livestock feeding is found in the pages of Thomas Walter Peyre’s plantation journal (1834–59) at the South Carolina Historical Society. [] African Anerican farming of benne can be imputed only by anecdotal reports, yet numerous records attest to benne’s importance in the slave diet. Indeed, a complex benne cookery adapted from African practices was recorded.

French

Alternative forms

  • banne (with deviating meaning development)

Etymology

Inherited from Latin benna, from Gaulish bennā.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Noun

benne f (plural bennes)

  1. bin, skip
  2. dump truck
  3. barrow, carrying basket
  4. cable car, telecabin

Further reading

  • “benne” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German Low German

Adverb

benne

  1. (in some dialects, including Low Prussian) inside

See also

  • Plautdietsch: benna

Hungarian

Etymology

From the adverb benn +‎ -e (possessive suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɛnːɛ]
  • Hyphenation: ben‧ne
  • Rhymes: -nɛ

Pronoun

benne

  1. inside someone or something, in him/her/it, him/her/it

Declension

Derived terms

  • benne van a korban
  • van benne valami

See also

  • Appendix:Hungarian pronouns

References

Further reading

  • benne in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • benne in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2021)

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛn.ne/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnne

Noun

benne f

  1. plural of benna


English

Etymology

From Middle English sysame, sisamie, from Latin sīsamī, genitive singular of Latin sīsamum, sēsamum (compare Medieval Latin sīsaminum, Old French sisamin), from Ancient Greek σήσαμον (sḗsamon, sesame seed) and σησάμη (sēsámē, sesame plant), from Old Aramaic שושמא(šūššmā), shortening of שומשומא(šumššumā), from Akkadian ???????????????? (šamaššammū, oil plant), compound of ???????? (šaman, oil) and ???? (šammum, plant). Spelling was modified early 15c. to reflect Ancient Greek σησάμη (sēsámē).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛzəmi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛsəmi/
  • Rhymes: -ɛsəmɪ
  • Hyphenation: ses‧a‧me

Noun

sesame (countable and uncountable, plural sesames)

  1. A tropical Asian plant (Sesamum indicum) bearing small flat seeds used as food and as a source of oil.
    Synonyms: beniseed, gingelly
  2. The seed of this plant.
    Synonym: sesame seed

Derived terms

  • open sesame
  • sesame grass

Translations

Anagrams

  • EMASes, Emessa, Essame, Maeses, Meases, ameses, meases

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