Why was bread called bread?

Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev
February 21, 2013
Why was bread called bread?

Many people wondered why bread was called bread. But not everyone knows where the word comes from the word "bread", as well as the words "loaf" and "bun".

The word "bread" comes from the ancient Greek language. Then the pastries were prepared in a special dish called “Klibanos”. This served as a prerequisite for the emergence of the Gothic word “Hlyfs”, which came into use in the ancient Slavs, the Germans, as well as other peoples and countries. In the future, this name has changed, and the word “Hlib” has come down to us, which resembles the modern “bread”.

The name "loaf" is of French origin. This name loaf received thanks to its external form. “Baton” is translated from French as “stick” or “rod”.

The word "bun" is from Poland. Their big round bread is called “bula”, and the word “bulka” is used for baking small sizes.

Now you know where the word "bread" came from.