meze

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek μεζές (mezés), from Ottoman Turkish [script needed] (meze) (Turkish meze), from Persian مزه (maze, taste, snack).

Noun[edit]

meze (plural mezes)

  1. (in the plural) small portions of starters typical of Turkish and Greek cuisine (equivalent to Spanish tapas or Hawaiian pu pu) often served as a light meal with pitta bread

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meze

  1. in the middle of, amid
    • 1908, J. Arbes, trans. by Jos. Grňa, Rakontoj
      Lia rigardo ekrondis en la malriĉa, mizera ĉambreto kaj fiksis sur la blondulino, sidanta en luksa balvesto meze de plej mizera meblaro plej sorĉe lumigita.
      His regard started around the poor, miserable small room and fixed upon the blond woman sitting in luxurious party clothing in the middle of most miserable furniture most bewitchingly illuminated.
    • 1999, Mark Twain, trans. by Edwin Grobe, "Konfeso de Mortanto", Tri Noveloj
      Imagu kion li devis eksenti vekiĝinte meze de tiu senvoĉa silento kaj ĉirkaŭspektadinte tiun malgajan mortintaron!
      Think what it must have been to wake up in the midst of that voiceless hush and look out over that grim congregation of the dead!
    • 2006, Henrik Ibsen, trans. by Odd Tangerud, La kolonoj de la socio, ISBN 82-91707-52-9
      Meze sur la kontraŭa pordo estas pli granda enir-pordo.
      On the middle of the opposite door is a larger entrance door.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish [script needed] (meze) (Turkish meze), from Persian مزه (maze, taste, snack). Akin to mezètluk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /měze/
  • Hyphenation: me‧ze

Noun[edit]

mèze n (Cyrillic spelling мѐзе)

  1. (regional) snack, bite

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References[edit]

  • meze” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Abdulah Škaljić (1966), Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Svjetlost: Sarajevo, page 462