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AlterEgox5
01-09-2010, 07:51 AM
Anyone know the etymology for the "sjokolade," the Norwegian word for chocolate? I want to know when it first came into use.

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blacbird
01-09-2010, 09:31 AM
Looks like a simple cognate to me, "chocolate" rendered into Norwegian phonetic spelling. I can't see that there's any other likely etymology. Other similar language equivalents I found:

French: chocolat
German: schokolade
Welsh: siocled
Tagalog: tsokolate

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AlterEgox5
01-09-2010, 09:41 AM
Yeah, but I need to know when it came into being or at least the best known assumption of the year it appeared in the language.

Mad Queen
01-09-2010, 09:54 AM
I have no idea, but this guy (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=37596) is Norwegian. He can look the word up in a Norwegian dictionary for you.

AlterEgox5
01-09-2010, 10:15 PM
Fantastic! Thanks. :)

Tsu Dho Nimh
01-10-2010, 04:51 AM
Anyone know the etymology for the "sjokolade," the Norwegian word for chocolate? I want to know when it first came into use.

You're my hero if you know.

Any time after the substance became known to the Europeans - check when it was first tried in Spain. By the 1600s, chocolate drinking was all over the place.

Medievalist
01-10-2010, 05:47 AM
How long you got? There's a nifty Norwegian equivalent to the OED, but my Norweigian prof is off galavanting in the Galapagos.