salami etymology

English word salami comes from Proto-Indo-European *sáls, English mine, and later Latin sal (Salt. Wit.)

Detailed word origin of salami

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sáls Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mine English (eng) (computing) A machine used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.. (figurative) Any source of wealth or resources.. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed [...]
salt mine English (eng) (by extension) Any laborious work situation, especially in a confined space.. Any mine used for the extraction of salt.
sal Latin (lat) Salt. Wit.
sale Italian (ita) Salt, sal.
salame Italian (ita) Salami.
salami English (eng) (baseball) A grand slam.. (slang) A penis.. A large cured meat sausage of Italian origin, served in slices.

Words with the same origin as salami

Descendants of *sáls
assailant assault cellar consul consulate insulin isle isolate isolated peninsula salad salary saline sally salsa salt salty sassy sauce sausage
Descendants of mine