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Tor­ta and Tart

Tor­ta (Span­ish for “cake”) comes from the Latin tor­ta, mean­ing “a loaf of bread that’s round”. Bread, af­ter all, was a treat, un­til sug­ar con­quered our di­et!

From that same Latin root, we al­so get the Eng­lish… tart. A pop tart is a type of cake, af­ter all!

The t‑r-t root is clear­ly vis­i­ble in both.

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