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  • It is usually said that Adam's apple takes its name from the biblical story about Adam, Eve. the serpent and the apple. A piece of the forbidden fruit stuck in Adam's throat and created the anatomic Adam's apple. So the story goes. However, it may be wrong. Adam's apple in Latin is "pomum Adami." This may have been a mistranslation of the Hebrew "tappuach ha adam" which also means male bump. Between Latin and English there's many a slip. http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2137
  • Adam's apple (1755) perhaps is an inexact translation of Heb. tappuah haadam, lit. "man's swelling," from ha-adam "the man" + tappuah "anything swollen." The allusion is to the fact that a piece of the forbidden fruit (commonly believed to be an apple) that Eve gave Adam is supposed to have stuck in his throat. To not know (someone) from Adam "not know him at all" is first recorded 1784. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=adam%27s+apple&searchmode=none
  • One theory is that the protrusion is a reminder of the "forbidden fruit", thought to be an apple, being stuck in the throat of Adam. (Adam & Eve from the book of Genesis in the Bible)

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