Origin: Ger < It marzapane, confection, earlier, the small box containing it, small dry measure, certain weight < ML matapanus, Venetian coin with figure of Christ on a throne < Ar mauthaban, seated king (< wathaba, to sit)
See marzipan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Italian marzapane, container of a standard size, marzipan
Origin: , from obsolete Italian, fine box for rare coins or comfits
Origin: , perhaps from Arabic mawīabān, king on the throne, Byzantine coin with enthroned Christ figure
Origin: , perhaps from Aramaic mawtəbā, mawtəbānā, seat, throne
Origin: , from yəteb, to sit; see wīb in Semitic roots.
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