[nafex] apple 'Dolgo'
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 Lancaster, Lexington VA <nlancaster at rockbridge.net>
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