variants or less commonly zakooska
plural zakuski
or zakuska

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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