assai

assai

1 [uh-sahy; Italian ahs-sah-ee]
adverb Music.
very: allegro assai (very quick).

Origin:
1715–25; < Italian: literally, enough ≪ Latin ad (up) to + satis enough. See asset

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assai

2 [uh-sah-ee]
noun
any of several slender Brazilian palms of the genus Euterpe, especially E. edulis, a species bearing a purple fruit from which a beverage is made by infusion.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Portuguese < Tupi assaí

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assai1 (æˈsaɪ)
 
adv
music (usually preceded by a musical direction) very: allegro assai
 
[Italian: enough]

assai2 (æˈsaɪ)
 
n
1.  any of several Brazilian palm trees of the genus Euterpe, esp E. edulis, that have small dark purple fleshy edible fruit
2.  a beverage made from the fruit of this tree
 
[via Brazilian Portuguese from Tupi]

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