See also: sãmbure


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One theory is that it comes from Albanian: compare sumbull, dialectal variant of standard thumbull (button), diminutive of thumb (sting). Alternatively, it may be a substratum word, akin to the Albanian one, or from a Vulgar Latin root *sumbola, symbola, from Latin symbolus, from Ancient Greek σύμβολον (súmbolon, a sign by which one infers something; a mark, token, badge, ticket, tally, check, a signal, watchword, outward sign).[1] Compare Aromanian sãmburi, shambãrã, sãmburã.


sâmbure m (plural sâmburi)

  1. pit (of a fruit)
  2. (figurative) the central, core, or essential part of something

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  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary http://dexonline.ro/definitie/sambure