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[laht-kuh] /ˈlɑt kə/
noun, Jewish Cookery.
a pancake, especially one made of grated potato.
Origin of latke
1925-30; < Yiddish < East Slavic; compare Byelorussian (g)latka, dial. form of aladka kind of pancake, Old Russian oladǐya (Russian oládʾya), probably < Greek elá(i)dion, derivative of élaion oil Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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"pancake made with grated potatoes," 1927, from Yiddish, from Russian latka "pastry," said to mean literally "a patch," but by Watkins traced to Greek elaia "olive."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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