from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical and only genus of the family Laganidæ. Also Laganium.


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  • The word is thought to have its origins in the ancient Latin term laganum, a sheet of dough that was fried to make a pastry.


  • In one way or another, lasagne seems to derive from the classical Latin laganum.

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  • Wright, you will be ready to believe that in Sicily, an Arab noodle cuisine collided with the Italian kitchen vocabulary and co-opted laganum and its variant lasanon to describe the new "cakes" coming in from North Africa.

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  • And eventually, by a process no one knows with any certainly, laganum emerged as a word for a flat noodle in very early modern, southern Italy.

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