Did you know the terms used for ghee in different languages? Ghee is widely known as clarified butter. It is commonly used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines and goes by various names in different languages. Here are some synonyms for ghee in different languages.
English: Ghee (Ghee is widely recognized and used in English-speaking countries.)
Hindi: घी (Ghee)
Sanskrit: घृतम् (Ghritam)
Bengali: ঘি (Ghi)
Tamil: நெய் (Ney)
Telugu: నెయ్యి (Neyyi)
Kannada: ನೆಯ್ಯಿ (Neayi)
Malayalam: നെയ്യ് (Neyy)
Marathi: तूप (Tup)
Gujarati: ઘી (Ghee)
Punjabi: ਘੀ (Ghee)
Urdu: گھی (Ghee)
Arabic: سمن (Saman) or زبدة السمن (Zubdat al-Saman)
Persian: روغن حیوانی (Roghan-e Heyvani) or سمن (Saman)
Pashto: مسکین (Miskeen)
Nepali: घ्यू (Ghyu)
Tibetan: མཁའ་ལས (Mkha’ las)
Thai: น้ำมันเนย (Namman Noy)
Indonesian: Mentega (While not the same, it’s often used interchangeably in some contexts.)
Please note that the pronunciation and spelling may vary slightly depending on the region and dialect within each language. Ghee is a versatile cooking oil known by various names worldwide, reflecting its importance in many culinary traditions.
Ghee is called a modern superfood, but it has a long history of use in various ancient cultures, and it is often mentioned in historical texts and documents. Here are a few examples of historical references to ghee and the uses of ghee in different languages and contexts.
These historical documents provide insights into the use of ghee-like substances in various ancient cultures and their significance in rituals, medicine, and culinary traditions.