mameliga, Mămăligă, mamalige, mamelige, mamaligah, mameligah, mamaligeh, mameligeh
- A Romanian-Jewish dish of thick cornmeal mush.
- "Traditionally, mămăligă is cooked by boiling water, salt and cornmeal in a special-shaped cast iron pot called ceaun or tuci." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mămăligă)
Languages of Origin
מאַמעליגע mamelige 'maize grits'
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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