sambuca

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Sambuca served over ice as an ammazzacaffè.

Etymology[edit]

From Italian sambuca, from Latin sambūcus (elderberry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sambuca (plural sambucas)

  1. An Italian liqueur made from elderberries and flavoured with licorice. Traditionally served with 3 coffee beans that represent health, wealth and fortune (or past, present and future).

Hypernyms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sambūcus (elderberry).

Noun[edit]

sambuca f (plural sambuche)

  1. sambuca

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σαμβύκη (sambúkē, sambuca), loaned from a foreign Asiatic language such as Aramaic ܣܐܒܒܥܚܐ (sabbekha)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sambūca f (genitive sambūcae); first declension

  1. (music) A triangular harp having a very sharp, shrill tone

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sambūca sambūcae
genitive sambūcae sambūcārum
dative sambūcae sambūcīs
accusative sambūcam sambūcās
ablative sambūcā sambūcīs
vocative sambūca sambūcae

References[edit]

  • sambuca in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “sambuca”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sambuca” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • sambuca in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sambuca in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin