Cake – ‘ball like’

Cake: A sweet dessert.

Surprisingly, ‘cake’ hasn’t always meant cake. It used to mean ‘loaf of bread’ up until around the 1500s. I can’t help but wonder if that suggests there were lucky people who ate cake with every meal or unlucky people who had bread as a birthday treat.

The word came to English via germanic, their word being ‘Kokon’ which was from the Proto-Indo-european word ‘gog’ meaning ‘ball shaped object’.

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