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Moreover, salmon probably entered English during the time French was the language of English nobility:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/salmon

Richard the Lionheart was actually Richard (probably pronounced something like Rishaa?) Cœur de Lion and spoke French:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_I_of_England

Apparently only one fourth of English words are of Germanic origin:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_of_Frenc...




By the usual pattern in English, "lox" would designate the living animal, while "salmon" would designate what you'd put on a bagel (cf ox/beef, lamb/mutton).


Also: swine/pork, deer/venison.

Turkey as the name of the bird is however something still unclear. It's not called so in Turkey.




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