souvlakia

souvlaki

[soov-lah-kee]
noun Greek Cookery.
a dish similar to shish kebab made with lamb.
Also, souvlakia [soov-lah-kyah] .


Origin:
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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souvlakia (suːˈvlækɪə)
 
n
a Greek dish of kebabs, esp made with lamb
 
[C20: from Modern Greek]

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