20 February 2008

Flower Power

I knew Addis Ababa translated to "new flower," but I didn't know which word meant what. Thanks to an English-Amharic dictionary, now I know!

Addis = አዲስ = new

Ababa = አበባ = flower

All this was spurred by Fred Flare asking What's Your Fave Flower?. I wanted to answer that it was me, but, alas, "Addis" does not mean flower.

Bebi uploaded by Jacob Eliosoff

1 comment:

A Melina said...

Hi, so I realize this post has been here a while. My first name is Addis, and I have had the hardest time verifying which was which! Thanks!! The online translator you linked to still works just great, unlike what I was finding after a few searches.