basiliusphocas at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 20 08:51:28 PDT 2010
Italian is the language of origin for saba. The Bancetti/Libro Novo by Christoforo Messisbugo spells it as sabba.
> From: t.d.decker at att.net
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 06:48:18 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Saba
> What is the language of origin for saba? Sapa is Latin and refers to a more
> highly condensed defrutum. From Google, I gather sapa may show up in ethnic
> markets as pekmez or dibis. BTW, neither sapa nor saba shows up in my copy
> of the OED.
> Just to add to the fun, in Japanese, saba would be mackeral and there is a
> West Indian plantain named saba.
> Some other curious trivia that popped up in the search is the Saban, Hiriam
> Beakes, pirate, who is attributed with the phrase, "Dead men tell no tales."
> > Bear,
> > Yes I mean Sapa and Saba.
> > Spelled both ways.
> > Eduardo
> > On 6/19/10 6:30 PM, "Terry Decker" <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
> >> I think he means sapa, which is condensed wine must used in Roman
> >> cookery.
> >> The only Saba I know is an is;and in the Netherland Antilles.
> >> Bear
> >>> I have never heard of Saba. I have heard of Sabra. The cheapest place
> >>> online called "WineChateau" has Sabra for $27.69 before shipping. I
> >>> have
> >>> never used the place, so I don't know how reliable it is. BevMo has
> >>> Sabra,
> >>> but for almost the same price that you quote.
> >>> Sorry.
> >>> Huette
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