samba

[ sam-buh, sahm- ]SEE DEFINITION OF samba
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The years passed away, and Samba had become a tall and strong youth.

Samba lang tung pagkaigúa, It was pure luck that you hit it.

Samba seemed to find his way by instinct over the uneven ground.

Samba had but to stretch out his hand to make prisoners of what he chose.

Samba did not suspect at first that these men were connected with those he sought.

Batukuno was only the firstfruits of Samba's missionary zeal.

From Elbel's manner and words he inferred that Samba was safe.

Samba made no resistance when Nando lifted him and carried him to the centre of the clearing.

Nando and Samba had begun to yell at the top of their voices.

One and all, the children of Banonga were deft with their fingers, and none so deft as Samba.

WORD ORIGIN

Brazilian dance of African origin, 1885, Zemba, from Portuguese samba, shortened form of zambacueca, a type of dance, probably altered (by influence of zamacueco "stupid") from zambapalo, the name of a grotesque dance, itself an alteration of zampapalo "stupid man," from zamparse "to bump, crash." As a verb from 1949.

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