Tahini meaning

tə-hēnē
A thick paste made from ground sesame seeds.
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A food paste made from ground sesame seeds.
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A paste made from ground sesame seeds; used to make hummus, baba ghanoush etc.
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Origin of tahini

  • From the colloquial Levantine pronunciation of Arabic ṭaḥīna from ṭaḥīn flour from ṭaḥana to grind ṭḥn in Semitic roots

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

  • From Arabic طحينة (ṭaḥīna), from the root ط ح ن (ṭ-ḥ-n) related to grinding.

    From Wiktionary

  • Final -i most probably from Levantine dialects or from Greek ταχίνι

    From Wiktionary