[nafex] apple 'Dolgo'

Nell Lancaster nlancaster at rockbridge.net
Sat May 12 15:14:19 EDT 2001


Joe H. wrote:

> She said that "dolgo" meant long as in "duration of time".  Nice story
> but have not been able to verify.

A Russian-English dictionary verifies it easily enough -- the best English 
equivalents are "prolonged" or "long-lived" (versus "elongated").  I wonder 
if the name for the apple referred to the keeping qualities of the fruit or 
the trees themselves...?

Nell

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