Want more Spanish etymologies? Fill out the form below and we will send you our favorites, Free!
logo

Salchicha and Chisel

Hot dog salchicha spanish

To chisel, and the Spanish salchicha (basically, hot dog) both come from the same root: the Latin secare, meaning “to cut, sever, decide”.

Other English words some from the same Latin root secare, such as dissect.

How did “to cut” turn into “hot dog”? Via the Italian Salsiccia — and if you think about it, the hot dog is indeed just a very finely chiseled piece of meat!

How some nerds found us:

  • hot dogs
  • hotdogs
  • hod dog
  • sosisli sandviç
  • perro caliente
  • hot-dog
  • salchicha
  • pictures of hot dogs
  • hod dogs
  • images of hot dogs
logo

© 2017 - All Rights Reserved | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Sitemap | Etymology Dictionaries To Help Us Learn Spanish | Resources