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Sunday, May 06, 2018

Definitions for sabulous

  1. sandy; gritty.

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Citations for sabulous
But clearly the beach is also a stage, a studio, indeed an arena, sabulous or otherwise, at the heart of the culture. Peter D. Osborne, Travelling light, 2000
The plants rose from the stones like a conjurer's trick, working roots down into hidden pockets of sabulous soil ... Olivia Laing, To the River, 2011
Origin of sabulous
1625-1635
The English adjective sabulous is a clear-cut borrowing from Latin sabulōsus ”gravelly, sandy,” a derivative of sabulum “coarse sand, gravel.” Sabulum comes from an assumed Italic psaflom. (Italic is the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Latin, Oscan, Umbrian, and the modern Romance languages.) Psaflom comes from the same Proto-Indo-European root bhes- “to rub” as Greek psêphos “pebble” and Germanic sandam (Old English and English sand, German Sand). Sabulous entered English in the 17h century.