salsa

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English[edit]

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Green and red salsa (spicy tomato sauce).
Salsa dancers dancing salsa.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish salsa (sauce), from Latin salsus (salted), whence also the doublet sauce (via Old French).

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Noun[edit]

salsa (countable and uncountable, plural salsas)

  1. (countable) A spicy tomato sauce, often including onions and hot peppers.
    • 1994 July 21, Faye Fiore, “Congress relishes another franking privilege: Meat lobby puts on the dog with exclusive luncheon for lawmakers – experts on pork”, in Los Angeles Times[1]:
      Congressmen gleefully wolfed down every imaginable version of the hot dog – smoked kielbasas, jumbo grillers, Big & Juicy's, kosher dogs and spiced dogs – topped with every imaginable condiment – hot mustard, sweet mustard, jalapenos, spaghetti sauce, regular relish, corn relish, maple syrup salsa and the secret sauce of Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.). ("If I told you the recipe," an aide explained, "I'd have to shoot you.")
  2. (uncountable, music) A style of urban music originally from New York heavily influenced by Cuban dance music, jazz and rock.
  3. (countable, dance) Any of several dances performed to salsa music.

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References[edit]

2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 336.

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Verb[edit]

salsa (third-person singular simple present salsas, present participle salsaing, simple past and past participle salsaed)

  1. (intransitive) To dance the salsa.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal, from Vulgar Latin *salsa, noun use of the feminine of Latin salsus (salted), from saliō, from sal.

Noun[edit]

salsa f (plural salses)

  1. sauce
  2. salsa (music)
  3. salsa (dance)

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(index sa)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sal‧sa

Noun[edit]

salsa

  1. salsa (sauce)
  2. (music) salsa
  3. (dance) salsa

Declension[edit]

Inflection of salsa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative salsa salsat
genitive salsan salsojen
partitive salsaa salsoja
illative salsaan salsoihin
singular plural
nominative salsa salsat
accusative nom. salsa salsat
gen. salsan
genitive salsan salsojen
salsainrare
partitive salsaa salsoja
inessive salsassa salsoissa
elative salsasta salsoista
illative salsaan salsoihin
adessive salsalla salsoilla
ablative salsalta salsoilta
allative salsalle salsoille
essive salsana salsoina
translative salsaksi salsoiksi
instructive salsoin
abessive salsatta salsoitta
comitative salsoineen

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *salsa, noun use of the feminine of Latin salsus (salted), from saliō, from sal.

Noun[edit]

salsa f (plural salse)

  1. sauce

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

salsa

  1. nominative feminine singular of salsus
  2. nominative neuter plural of salsus
  3. accusative neuter plural of salsus
  4. vocative feminine singular of salsus
  5. vocative neuter plural of salsus

salsā

  1. ablative feminine singular of salsus

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “salsa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Portuguese[edit]

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salsa

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin salsa herba (salted herb).

Noun[edit]

salsa f (plural salsas)

  1. parsley (Petroselinum crispum, a herb)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish salsa.

Noun[edit]

salsa f (uncountable)

  1. (music, dance genre) salsa (a music and dance genre influenced by Cuban music, jazz and rock)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *salsa, noun use of the feminine of Latin salsus (salted), from saliō, from sal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

salsa f (plural salsas)

  1. sauce (liquid condiment)
  2. salsa (spicy tomato sauce)
  3. salsa (style of music)
  4. salsa (dance performed to salsa music)

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