Nosh; All Things Considered
maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Thu Jun 6 20:15:59 UTC 2002
My only guess is that it might be related to the Persian "nosh"= "drink".
I can't explain the -ta or what it would mean. It only appears as a loan
word in Turkish where the -ta could be a locative suffix, but that doesn't
make much sense.
On Thu, 6 Jun 2002 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> A JOURNEY THROUGH PERSIA, ARMENIA, AND ASIA MINOR,
> TON CONSTANTINOPLE, IN THE YEARS 1808 and 1809
> by James Morier
> Philadelphia: published by M. Carey, and Wells & Lilly, Boston
> Pg. 286: On his arrival he eats his choshta, or intermediate meal, and
then sleeps. At sunset he takes another repast (his noshta); and his
servants then pack up every thing ready for his departure next morning.
> (Nosh? OED has that from 1917 as a noun, 1957 as a verb. What does
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