antipasti

antipasto

[an-ti-pah-stoh, -pas-toh; Italian ahn-tee-pahs-taw]
noun, plural antipastos, antipasti [an-ti-pah-stee, -pas-tee; Italian ahn-tee-pahs-tee] . Italian Cookery.
a course of appetizers consisting of an assortment of foods, as olives, anchovies, sliced sausage, peppers, and artichoke hearts.

Origin:
1580–90; < Italian, equivalent to anti- (< Latin ante- ante-) + pasto food < Latin pāstus pasturage, feeding ground, orig. the act of feeding, equivalent to pās- stem of pāscere to feed + -tus suffix of v. action

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antipasto (ˌæntɪˈpɑːstəʊ, -ˈpæs-)
 
n , pl -tos
a course of hors d'oeuvres in an Italian meal
 
[Italian: before food]

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antipasto
1934, from It., from anti- "before" (see ante) + pasto "food." Earlier Anglicized as antepast (1590).
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