Moussaka meaning

mo͝o-säkə, mo͝osä-kä
A Greek dish consisting of layers of ground lamb or beef and sliced eggplant topped with a cheese sauce and baked.
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A Greek dish consisting typically of sliced eggplant and ground meat arranged in layers, covered with a white sauce and cheese and baked.
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A dish consisting of layers of minced lamb or beef, sliced aubergine (eggplant) or potatoes, tomatoes and béchamel sauce, baked in the oven.
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Origin of moussaka

  • Serbo-Croatian from Turkish musakka from colloquial Egyptian Arabic musaqqa‘a chilled, moussaka feminine passive participle of saqqa‘a to chill variant of ṭaqqa‘a from ṭaq‘a cold, frost from ṭaqi‘a to be white ṭqʕ in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Greek μουσακάς (mousakás), from Turkish musakka, from Arabic مسقعة"Ž (musáqqaÊ•a, “chilled").

    From Wiktionary