as delicacies



as delicacies

Original French:  par friandiſe

Modern French:  par friandise


Regarding items served as snacks after dinner

[Regarding items that are served as snacks after dinner]
And in Cydon (fr. 13):

And after dinner a pomegranate-seed,
a chickpea, a bean,
wheat-pudding, cheese, honey, sesame-cakes,
[corrupt], wheat-and-honey-cakes,
an apple, a nut, milk, hemp-seeds,
shellfish, barley-water, Zeus-brain [An unidentified dainty].

Athenaeus (end of the 2nd and beginning of the 3rd century AD), The Learned Banqueters. Volume VII: Books 13.594b-14. S. Douglas Olson, translator. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2011. p. 257, Book 14. Loeb Classical Library


Friand: Saucie, lickorous, dantie-mouthed, sweet-toothed; also, delicate, of a pleasing smacke, tast-inticing, delicious in tast.

Cotgrave, Randle (–1634?), A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongue. London: Adam Islip, 1611. PBM



Posted 21 January 2013. Modified 22 April 2020.

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