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sambuca served over ice as a chasse-café
 
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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Italian sambuca, from Latin sambūcus (elder tree), masculine from sambūca, from Ancient Greek σαμβύκη (sambúkē, sambuca, ancient musical instrument; see below), ultimately from Aramaic ܣܐܒܒܥܚܐ(sabbekha). The semantic shift is traditionally thought to come from the association of the instrument with its material.

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sambuca (usually uncountable, 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).
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin sambūca, from Ancient Greek σαμβύκη (sambúkē), ultimately from Aramaic ܣܐܒܒܥܚܐ(sabbekha).

 
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sambuca (plural sambucas)

  1. (music) An ancient form of triangular harp having a very sharp, shrill tone.
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GalicianEdit

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sambuca f (plural sambucas)

  1. (music) sambuca, sambuke

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /samˈbu.ka/, [sämˈbuːkä]
  • Rhymes: -uka
  • Hyphenation: sam‧bù‧ca

Etymology 1Edit

From sambuco (elder tree), from Latin sambūcus, masculine from sambūca, from Ancient Greek σαμβύκη (sambúkē, sambuca, ancient musical instrument), ultimately from Aramaic ܣܐܒܒܥܚܐ(sabbekha). The semantic shift is traditionally thought to come from the association of the instrument with its material.

NounEdit

sambuca f (plural sambuche)

  1. (usually uncountable) sambuca (liqueur)
    Hypernyms: ammazzacaffè, liquore
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin sambūca; see above.

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sambuca f (plural sambuche)

  1. (music) sambuca, sambuke
    Hypernyms: strumento musicale, strumento a corde
  2. (music, literary) bagpipe or zampogna
    Synonyms: cornamusa, zampogna

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EtymologyEdit

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

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sambūca f (genitive sambūcae); first declension

  1. (music) sambuca, sambuke

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sambūca sambūcae
Genitive sambūcae sambūcārum
Dative sambūcae sambūcīs
Accusative sambūcam sambūcās
Ablative sambūcā sambūcīs
Vocative sambūca sambūcae

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