Allium Roots

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This here flower, growing out the back, is an Allium. Allium is the Latin for garlic, hence ail in French, aglio in Italian and ajo in Spanish. If you come across a word ending in -ail in French, there’s a pretty good chance that it’ll end in -aglio in Italian and -ajo in Spanish. Likewise -aille in French would be -aglia in Italian and -aja in Spanish. Also -alho/alho in Portuguese.

Example: travail, work, in French is trabajo in Spanish, and trabalho in Portuguese. Travaglio in Italian has the slightly different meaning, more like ‘suffering’ (I know how they feel).

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