enter image description herePlease explain the meaning of "apperoseife".

There is no context, only one word. It's just a caption to the photo in the magazine. I checked all dictionaries, no dice. I found this word in the magazine "IndustrieArchäologie 2/2014". This issue is about soap.

I hope it comes in handy, the photo shows a product carton with indication in Turkish:

Özel İmalat - Doğal
Hatay'ın Hakiki Zeytınyağlı
Defne Sabunu

Also there are 3 green blocks of solid unknown substance (maybe soap) in the photo.

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    Looks like a typo to me. And I got the accent wrong myself - It's Apéro. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ap%C3%A9ro_(Anlass) (But no mention of soap there ;) )
    – tofro
    Feb 19 '19 at 16:08
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    Apéro in swiss will never be written with double p. I know we are silly, but not so much! Feb 19 '19 at 18:58
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    Hmmm... this reminds me of a soap opera. <g> Feb 19 '19 at 19:38
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    Wird dort Apperoseife tatsächlich klein geschrieben? Appero könnte ein Firmenname sein und Apperoseife eine Wortbildung wie Bullrichsalz. Feb 19 '19 at 21:04
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    Please post the photograph. Feb 21 '19 at 10:02

As said in the comments there is presumably nothing like "Apperoseife" or maybe it refers to the manufacturer, but lets play Sherlock Holmes and take a wild guess:

clue a) IndustrieArchäologie 2/2014's title was "Geschichte der Waschmittel"

clue b) there are 3 green blocks

clue c) sounds like apperoseife, maybe a typo or company

clue d) turkish product carton

Therefore i think we are talking about Aleppo-Seife / Aleppo soap as its originated from syria, was invented around 800 and it is green.


clue e) Defne translates to laurel (Lorbeer)

clue f) Zeytınyaglı translates to olive oil

clue g) Sabunu translates to soap

Olive oil & laurel are the two main ingrediants of Aleppo soap. Elementary, my dear Watson.

Ok, seriously: As said before this answer was a wild guess for fun. But given the clues I'm pretty sure the "apperoseife" is some kind of Aleppo soap


Looking at the new photo we can find the german packaging

Print says:


Sonderproduktion - Natürlich

Lorbeerseife mit echtem

Olivenöl aus Hatay

but ... most likely we will never know why it was called Apperoseife :/

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    So it's word and picture play? Good work, Holmes.
    – Janka
    Feb 19 '19 at 17:23
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    Typo ist eine bizarre These - nach meiner Zählung braucht man 4 Typos um von Aleppo auf Appero zu kommen. Außerdem frage ich mich, ob Du Fachmann für Industriearchäologie bist, um selbstgewiss sagen zu können, dass es es sicher keine Apperoseife gibt. Appero könnte ein Herstellername sein. Feb 19 '19 at 21:15
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    @userunknown ach, ich habe schon viele merkwürdigere Typos gesehen um das auszuschließen. Habs trotzdem editiert
    – mtwde
    Feb 19 '19 at 23:34
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    @userunknown Es ist nur 1 Tippfehler, wenn man zusätzlich 1 Gehirn-falsch-Einraster annimmt. Halte ich nicht für sooo unwahrscheinlich. Spracheingabe könnte auch der Grund sein. Alexa hat das falsch verstanden.
    – tofro
    Feb 20 '19 at 12:57
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    FWIW, Apero soap Feb 20 '19 at 14:06

I am almost sure, that it is a missspelling of Alepposeife, look at Wikipedia for more.

  • Hi, I am totally agree with you. Thank you.
    – Alexander
    Feb 20 '19 at 12:36
  • Auch nachdem Rudy Velthuis Apero Soap gefunden hat (s. Kommentar u. Link u. mtwdes Antwort)? Feb 22 '19 at 18:33

You certainly mean a product of this site:


soap is correct

but appero is surely wrong. May be you are looking for apollo soap.

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    There are quite a number of "Defne Sabunu". It is some kind of "Daphne soap", IOW, a traditional soap. Feb 19 '19 at 19:54
  • "Albrecht Hügli" - thank you. Your reply comes in handy as well.
    – Alexander
    Feb 20 '19 at 8:04

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