sabla

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sabla (accusative singular sablan, plural sablaj, accusative plural sablajn)

  1. sandy

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sabla

  1. third-person singular past historic of sabler

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *sabla, from Latin sabula, from the plural of sabulum, variant of sabulō. Compare French sable, Italian sabbia.

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sabla f (uncountable)

  1. sand

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Etymology[edit]

Adjective ttested since 1889. A combination of the expletives satan (literary "Satan") and djävla ("devil") and associated with sabel ("sabre"). The literal meaning of the verb is attested since 1610 and the figurative meaning since 1957.

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sabla

  1. A mild expletive; darn.
    Det var en sabla otur att jag kom för sent.
    "It was darned unlucky that I was late."

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sabla (present sablar, preterite sablade, supine sablat, imperative sabla)

  1. (archaic) To saber.
    Kavalleristerna sablade de flyende bönderna.
    "The cavalry soldiers sabred the fleeing peasants."
  2. Used with the particle ned ("down"), especially in the meaning "to criticize mercilessly"; to pan.
    Den nya pjäsen blev nedsablad av en enad kritikerkår.
    "The new play was unanimously panned by the critics."

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