A year ago we posted “Pantry” and I was curious to see what the connection might be here – is “Pan” also related to bread?  Alas, no.  “Pan” is of shadowy etymological meaning but could be related to words about metallurgy.

  • 02.001 and pan he possessed
  • 06.088 when it is suddenly picked out of the pan on a fork
  • 06.089 in the pan sooner or later;

“pan, n.1.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2016. Web. 12 May 2016.

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