saburra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin saburra (grit, sand).

Noun[edit]

saburra (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) Foul granular matter deposited in the alimentary canal by the decomposition of food

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of sabulum; Greek σαβούρα (savoúra) and Catalan sorra derive from the former, while Italian sabbia, Occitan sabla, French sable, and Esperanto sablo derive from the latter.

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Noun[edit]

saburra f (genitive saburrae); first declension

  1. grit, sand
    • c. 25 BCE, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, De architectura 8.6
      vehemens spiritus in aquae ductione solet nasci [...] nisi primum leniter et parce a capite aqua inmittatur et in geniculis aut versuris alligationibus aut pondere saburra contineatur
      vehemens spiritus in aquae ductione solet nasci [...] nisi primum leniter et parce a capite aqua inmittatur et in geniculis aut versuris alligationibus aut pondere saburra contineatur
      flurried wind will trouble the water lest (water) is from its source gently and sparingly issued and at every twist and turn (of the course) bindings and ballast sand are placed

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative saburra saburrae
genitive saburrae saburrārum
dative saburrae saburrīs
accusative saburram saburrās
ablative saburrā saburrīs
vocative saburra saburrae

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