Other Word Forms of Lasagna
Origin of Lasagna
Italian a flat, wide piece of pasta possibly from Vulgar Latin lasania dish cooked in a vessel like a chamber pot, noodle dish (perhaps influenced by Latin laganum thin flat sheet of dough) from Latin lasanum chamber pot from Greek lasanon tripod, chamber pot of unknown origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Italian lasagna, lasagne, from Latin lasanum (“cooking pot"), from Ancient Greek λάσανον (lasanon, “trivet or stand for a pot"), pl. λάσανα (lasana). Others argue the Italian lasagna originally derived from the Arabic (Semitic) lawzinaj ("almond cake").
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