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Main Entry: spaˇghetˇti
Etymology: from Italian spaghetti
"pasta made in long strings," from spaghetti,
plural of spaghetto
"little string," from spago
a food made chiefly of a mixture of flour and water dried in the form of thin solid stringsWord History
The Italian word spago
means "cord, string." The suffix -etto
in Italian, like the suffix -ette
in English, means "little one." Added together, spago
which means "little string." "Little string" describes very well the shape of a strand of spaghetti. The word spaghetti
is actually the plural form of spaghetto.