sambo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of sandwich (pronounced "samwich") + excrescent -b- +‎ -o (colloquialising suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

sambo (plural sambos)

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  1. (Ireland, Australia, slang) A sandwich.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sam- (together) +‎ bo (live, reside).

Adjective[edit]

sambo

  1. (botany) monoecious

Noun[edit]

sambo c (singular definite samboen, plural indefinite samboer)

  1. roommate

Inflection[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally from Portuguese, though reinforced by several other languages.

Noun[edit]

sambo (accusative singular sambon, plural samboj, accusative plural sambojn)

  1. samba

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

sambo m (uncountable)

  1. Sambo (a Russian martial art)

Verb[edit]

sambo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of sambar

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sambo m (uncountable)

  1. Sambo (a Russian martial art)

Hypernyms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

  • (noun) From sam- (co-) +‎ -bo (habitant).
  • (verb) From sam- (co-) +‎ bo (to live), compare sammanbo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (noun, sometimes proscribed) /ˈsambʊ/
  • IPA(key): (verb, noun) /²samˌbuː/

Noun[edit]

sambo c

  1. partner with whom one lives, usually not in a common law marriage relationship; cohabitant
Usage notes[edit]

The pronunciation of this word was originally with accent 2, secondary stress and a long final vowel, i.e. /²samˌbuː/, which is in line with other compounds with -bo, e.g. öbo (islander), stadsbo (city dweller). The pronunciation has however for most speakers shifted to accent 1 with a short final vowel without secondary stress, i.e. /ˈsambʊ/, probably due to influence from words like hambo (type of folk dance), and loanwords on -o which commonly receive accent 1, e.g. mambo (mambo, type of dance), sambo (Sambo), tango, mango, etc. This accent 1 pronunciation also applies other words coined with sambo in mind, e.g. särbo (partner one does not live together with), mambo (person who lives with their mother).

This causes uncertainty in the declension of this word. Whereas common gender words with a long final /uː/ are regularly pluralized with -r, i.e. sko > skor, öbo > öbor, common gender words with a final /ʊ/ do not have a native pluralization. For this reason, many speakers colloquially treat sambo as a loanword and pluralize the word with a foreign -s plural marker, sambos, or with a double plural marker -sar, i.e. sambosar.

This pronunciation and this declension are usually proscribed, and dictionaries like SAOL and Svensk ordbok recommend using the accent 2 pronunciation with an -r plural in line with words like öbo, and recommend likewise for words like särbo and mambo.

Declension[edit]
Declension of sambo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sambo sambon sambor samborna
Genitive sambos sambons sambors sambornas
Declension of sambo (colloquial, proscribed)
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sambo sambon sambos, sambosar sambosarna
Genitive sambos sambons sambos, sambosars sambosarnas
Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

sambo (present sambor, preterite sambodde, supine sambott, imperative sambo)

  1. to cohabit
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish zambo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sambo c

  1. (archaic, derogatory) Sambo; the offspring of a Native American and a person of African descent
Declension[edit]
Declension of sambo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sambo sambon sambor samborna
Genitive sambos sambons sambors sambornas

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