Origin of marjoram
- Middle English majorane from Old French from Medieval Latin maiorana
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French majorane (cf. French marjolaine, Italian maggiorana, Portuguese manjerona, Spanish mejorana), from Medieval Latin majorana, from Latin amaracus, from Ancient Greek á¼€Î¼Î¬ÏÎ±ÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (amarakos). Compare Sanskrit à¤®à¤°à¥à¤µ (“marjoram"), with influence from Latin major (“greater").