zarza

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

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zarza

  1. inflection of zarz:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative and accusative dual

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish sarza, itself from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia, possibly Basque [Term?]. Alternatively, from Arabic شِرْس (širs, shrub with thorns), from the root ش ر س (š-r-s) related to “harshness”, “wildness”, “ill-nature”.[1]

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Noun[edit]

zarza f (plural zarzas)

  1. blackberry bush
  2. bramble (thorny shrub)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, volume II, Xlibris Corporation, ISBN 978-1-4931-9108-6