zakuska

noun

za·​kus·​ka
variants or less commonly zakooska
zəˈku̇skə
plural zakuski
-skē
or zakuska

Word History

Etymology

Russian zakuska, from zakusit' to have a snack, from za for, behind + -kusit' (from kus morsel); akin to Lithuanian dialect az̆u, az̆ for, behind, Armenian z with regard to, and to Greek knōdōn sword, Lithuanian kąsti to bite, Latin cinis ashes

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“Zakuska.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zakuska. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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