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In Latin, “ovum” means egg. It also meant room with a fire burning inside. So if you saw the word “OVUM,” it could refer to an oven OR it could be used as a verb meaning cooking food over heat.
There are many words in the English language that have multiple meanings and this is one of them. The word “oven” can be used to refer to an oven, or it can be a verb meaning the process of cooking food overheat. In Latin, “ovum” means egg and literally translated from its original form into English would mean “egg room.”
This word also has another meaning in English- cooking food overheat, or more specifically “ovum” the process of cooking by means of dry hot air ovens, microwaves, wet steam vapor heating and so on. The Latin root “OVUM” actually translates to an egg room or a place with fire burning inside it not eggs themselves!
This is why they call it Oven because people started calling these rooms where they cooked their meals. Ovums which eventually became shortened to ovens. It was much easier than saying you had an ovum and then trying to explain what that meant (egg) when there are already other words for eggs such as oeuf de terre, kookoo, or huevo.
The word “Oven” comes from the English translation of the Latin word Ovum which means egg room and has nothing to do with eggs themselves!
Ovens were originally called ovums but over time became shortened into ovens. It was much easier than saying you had a room where they cooked their meals that we have taken for granted in our homes – an ovum (egg). The term also has another meaning in English- cooking food overheat, or more specifically “ovum” This is why people call it Oven because it’s not just about eggs anymore; there are different types of ovs available on grocery shelves nowadays like koko.