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souvlaki

[soov-lah-kee] /suvˈlɑ ki/
noun, Greek Cookery.
1.
a dish similar to shish kebab made with lamb.
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[soov-lah-kyah] /suvˈlɑ kyɑ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Modern Greek soubláki small spit, derivative of soúbla spit, skewer ≪ Latin sūbula shoemaker's awl, equivalent to sū-, base of su(ere) to sew1 + -bula suffix of instruments
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Examples for souvlaki
  • souvlaki, also called gyros, is famous all over the world.
  • The menu features a large seafood list and traditional grilled dishes such as gyros and souvlaki.
  • Traditional entrees include moussaka, gyros and souvlaki.
  • Two house specialties are the mixed fish grill and the stuffed souvlaki.
  • The grilled swordfish souvlaki, served with a medley of steamed vegetables, is quite tasty.
Word Origin and History for souvlaki
n.

1959, from Modern Greek soublaki, from soubla "skewer," in classical Greek "awl," akin to Latin subula, from PIE *syu- (see sew (v)).

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