[ tuh-vur-nuh, -vair-; Greek tah-ver-nah ]
/ təˈvɜr nə, -ˈvɛər-; Greek tɑˈvɛr nɑ /
a small, unpretentious café or restaurant in Greece.
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Origin of taverna
1945–50; <Modern Greek tabérna (pronunciation taverna), Medieval Greek, Late Greek < L. See tavern
Words nearby taverna
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Example sentences 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
/ (təˈvɜːnə) /
(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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