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alisfakia

αλισφακιά

Sage, salvia

A very ancient Greek word for sage still used today (faskomilo is more common). Apparently it’s the only European language to use words predating the Latin salvia; phaskoven was found on Linear B tablets.

Αλισφακιά is also used for sage or mountain tea.

Herbs and Spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Pattedyr