Ad astra per alia porci (paulistano) wrote in linguaphiles,
Ad astra per alia porci
paulistano
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Dessert

Hi everyone,

Ever since I learned Portuguese, I've wondered about the etymology of the word "sobremesa," which means "dessert," but literally translated means "above table." Can anyone direct me to a source that explains it?

Also, while we're at it. What's the word for dessert in your favorite language? Does it have a "weird" literal translation? How did it come to mean dessert?

Thanks everyone :D
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