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taverna

[tuh-vur-nuh, -vair-; Greek tah-ver-nah] /təˈvɜr nə, -ˈvɛər-; Greek tɑˈvɛr nɑ/
noun
1.
a small, unpretentious café or restaurant in Greece.
Origin of taverna
1945-1950
1945-50; < Modern Greek tabérna (pronunciation taverna), Medieval Greek, Late Greek < L. See tavern
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  • The frightful desert of the taverna was not forgotten, nor the old Genoese castle, the office of the steamship agency.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
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taverna

/təˈvɜːnə/
noun
1.
(in Greece) a guesthouse that has its own bar
2.
a Greek restaurant
Word Origin
C20: Modern Greek, from Latin taberna
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