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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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British Dictionary definitions for souvlakia

souvlakia

/suːˈvlækɪə/
noun
1.
a Greek dish of kebabs, esp made with lamb
Word Origin
C20: from Modern Greek
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Word Origin and History for souvlakia

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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