from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of shop in Ancient Rome
  • n. A tavern in Spain

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman antiquity, a tent, booth, or stall; a rude shelter; specifically, in later times, a shop or stall either for trade or for work, or a tavern.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The nearest word to 'taberna' was 'tabernacle', but the idea of dying in a tabernacle was plainly ridiculous – the sort of guess he had chanced in Latin translations so often, only to elicit the Latin master's eternal complaint: nonsense must be wrong …

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  • Next day, the American comes into the taberna again and gets his expected testicles.

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  • We know what it's like to rest our weary bones after a hard day of labor in the nearest (local watering hole, locale taberna, berlina) only to step out into a stiff, tiring wind.

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  • Together with the large amount of open ceramic forms, intended for drinking and eating, it is likely that the shops functioned as a taberna, selling food and drinks.

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  • From the smell of old beer and wine, I knew the ground floor acted as taberna though it was empty at this time of the day, save for a slave sweeping the floor.

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  • He stopped as the answer to the question which had been dogging him earlier rose unbidden in his mind: Audley would certainly know what 'propositum' and 'taberna' meant – he must remember to ask him at the next opportunity.

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  • This woman, who had a voice like a raven, seemed able to give quick and snappy answers to the chaff by frequenters of the taberna.

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  • I myself, sitting in a taberna in a small Spanish port, was once pestered by a couple of British seamen to interpret for them in their approaches to the daughter of the house.

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