taverna

[tuh-vur-nuh, -vair-; Greek tah-ver-nah]
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noun

a small, unpretentious café or restaurant in Greece.

Nearby words

  1. tavel,
  2. tavener,
  3. tavern,
  4. tavern nuts,
  5. tavern table,
  6. taverner,
  7. taverner, john,
  8. tavr,
  9. taw,
  10. tawa

Origin of taverna

1945–50; < Modern Greek tabérna (pronunciation taverna), Medieval Greek, Late Greek < L. See tavern

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Examples from the Web for taverna

  • The frightful desert of the Taverna was not forgotten, nor the old Genoese castle, the office of the steamship agency.

    The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet


British Dictionary definitions for taverna

taverna

noun

(in Greece) a guesthouse that has its own bar
a Greek restaurant

Word Origin for taverna

C20: Modern Greek, from Latin taberna

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