Word Geek – Cake
We’re not sure how it has taken Word Geek this long to look into one of our favourite words but this month she’s investigating the origins of the word ‘cake’!
The word ‘cake’ we know today came to settle in the English language during the Middle Ages. It’s actually influenced by Scandinavian words for cake, both the Swedish word ‘kaka’ and the Danish word ‘kage’.
It is also clear to see from the origins of the English word ‘cake’ similarities to the Dutch word ‘koek’ meaning a cake, gingerbread or dumpling and the German word ‘Kuchen’ meaning a cake or tart.
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