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Word of the Day 12/19/14 Latke

Latke (noun)
latke [laht-kuh]


noun, Jewish Cookery.
1. a pancake, especially one made of grated potato.

Origin: 1925-30; < Yiddish < East Slavic; compare Byelorussian (g) latka, dial. form of aladka kind of pancake, Old Russian oladǐya (Russian oládʾya), probably < Greek elá (i) dion, derivative of élaion oil

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