Mōtung:Eorþperu

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I have just discovered that "eorþæppel" was in use in OE, and that it meant "cucumber". I recommend that we resort to "ȝrund-æppel" or something maybe along those lines.

Can you show where you found it? Just so it'll be here for future users to see, plus it'll make for a handy citation on NWT and GNW. Toss suggested grundæppel on NWT as well, under Potato. — ᚹᚩᛞᛖᚾᚻᛖᛚᛗ (ᚷᛖᛋᛈᚱᛖᚳ) 10:21, 25 Solmōnaþ 2011 (UTC)
Quite right and well spotted, that man! It is in Bosworth and Toller; here Hogweard 13:40, 25 Solmōnaþ 2011 (UTC)

- oððe patata oþðe catoffel oþþe moreæppel oðþe spaduwæstm eleswise spud! Hogweard 13:49, 25 Solmōnaþ 2011 (UTC)

"Kartoffel" comes from Italian and in Italian means "truffel". German has a (rarely used) word for potato: "Erdbirne" ("earth-pear"). But I am favoring "mor-æppel" (it would not have the -e in mor-e because that is a grammatical ending only). Benmoreandflower.JPG  Ƿes hāl!   Fiordland Lake Marian.jpg 02:07, 26 Solmōnaþ 2011 (UTC)

Erdapfel is somewhat more common in German. An Erdbeere is a strawberry. XXXX

Aye, but eorþæppel is already a cucumber (which doesn't grow underground of course and indeed is a climber, unless you don't fix the poles properly in which case it grows horizontally on the eorð and takes over the whole wyrtgeard, as I found). A strawberry in Englisc is either 'eorþberige like the German or streawberige. Neither of those "Eorþ" plants is beneath the earth but upon it.
"Potato" must be a newly derived word. I would prefer derivations with mor ("root"), like feldmor (carrot). Hogweard 14:22, 17 Hrēþmōnaþ 2011 (UTC)
Okay, so "moræppel" as you earlier suggested? Seems good enough to me. Benmoreandflower.JPG  Ƿes hāl!   Fiordland Lake Marian.jpg 20:57, 17 Hrēþmōnaþ 2011 (UTC)