sâmbure

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Etymology[edit]

One theory is that it comes from Albanian: compare sumbull, dialectal variant of standard thumbull ‘button’, diminutive of thumb ‘sting’. Alternatively, it may be a substratum word, akin to the Albanian one, or from Latin root *sumbola, symbola, from symbolus, from Ancient Greek σύμβολον (súmbolon, a sign by which one infers something; a mark, token, badge, ticket, tally, check, a signal, watchword, outward sign) [1]. Compare Aromanian sãmbure, shambãrã, sãmburã.

Noun[edit]

sâmbure m (plural sâmburi)

  1. pit (of a fruit)
  2. (figuratively) the central, core, or essential part of something

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  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary http://dexonline.ro/definitie/sambure