Origin of pastramieastern; English Yiddish pastrame from Polish bastramy, dried meat, ultimately from Turkish basdyrma
Origin of pastramiYiddish pastrame from Romanian pastramă from Ottoman Turkish ba&slowdot;dirma salted and seasoned air-dried beef equivalent to Modern Turkish pastırma, bastırma from verbal noun of bastırmak to press down, hold down causative of basmak to weigh upon, press ( in reference to the pressing of the meat while curing it ) from Old Turkic basmaq
From Yiddish pastrame, from Romanian pastrama. That word is probably from Turkish pastÄ±rma, a variation of bastÄ±rma, "dried meat", from root *bas-, to press; the other possible origin of the Romanian word is the Greek Ï€Î±ÏƒÏ„ÏŽÎ½Ï‰ (pastono, "I salt"), from Ancient Greek Ï€Î±ÏƒÏ„ÏŒÏ‚ (pastos) (pastos, "sprinkled with salt", "salted"). The English spelling ending in -mi is probably from the influence of salami.
- There are "veggieburgers" that can be grilled like hamburgers, and vegetarian substitutes for hot dogs, corn dogs, chicken, turkey, ham, bologna, pastrami, and sausage with surprisingly authentic textures and taste.
- The two men celebrated with a deli pastrami sandwich pasted with horseradish that made your eyes burn.
- The lunchtime pastrami more than eliminated the need for an early dinner, so he drove home, changed into shorts and set out at a leisurely pace on his 18-speed touring bike.
- After a quick supper of pastrami and fruit at Uncle Sally's Galley, Dean pedaled 27 hard miles, working up a good sweat and a painful case of shin splints.