Want more Spanish etymologies? Let us know!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
logo

Sala and Sa­lon, Sa­loon

Sala, the com­mon Span­ish word mean­ing “room,” comes from the same root as two very sim­i­lar Eng­lish words: sa­lon and sa­loon. All come from the old Ger­man sal mean­ing “hall” or “house” and thus it’s an in­ter­est­ing ex­am­ple of how words de­grade over­time: some­thing big and grand like a hall or a house is now just your lit­tle back room.

The s‑l root is clear­ly vis­i­ble in all vari­a­tions.

logo

© 2020 - All Rights Reserved | Contact | Privacy, Terms & Conditions | Sitemap| Resources | Etymology Dictionaries To Help Us Learn Spanish

Hat Tip 🎩 to The Marketing Scientist