insalata etymology

Italian word insalata comes from Latin salem, and later Latin salire ((jump, spring). (salt, sprinkle).)

Detailed word origin of insalata

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
salem Latin (lat)
salire Latin (lat) (jump, spring). (salt, sprinkle).
*insalare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*salare Latin (lat)
*insalāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
insalare Italian (ita) To become saline (of a river as it approaches the sea). To season (food) with salt.
insalato Italian (ita)
insalata Italian (ita) Lettuce. Salad.