Definitions

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  • noun a traditional Cypriot alcoholic beverage

Etymologies

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by transliteration from Greek ζιβανία

Examples

  • Salvador is, in fact, a man who has lived many lives, and "his work borrowed liberally and embellished" each of them: "his upbringing as the son of a sugar plantation owner, the sentimental education in Europe, Mediterranean evenings spent womanizing with Porfirio Rubirosa or drinking zivania with Lawrence Durrell, the meteoric fame from his scoops as a cub reporter, training with communist guerrillas in the jungles of Luzon, the argument with the Marcoses during dinner at Malaca? ang Palace."

    'Ilustrado' by Miguel Syjuco, reviewed by Michael Dirda

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