Saki meaning

säkē, -kĕ
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(person) (pseud. of Hector Hugh Munro) 1870-1916; Brit. short-story writer & novelist, born in Burma.
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Any of several small omnivorous arboreal monkeys of the genera Pithecia and Chiropotes of northern and central South America, having long legs and a long bushy nonprehensile tail.
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Alternative spelling of sake. (rice wine)
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Any of several species of South American monkeys of the genus Pithecia. with large ears and a long hairy tail that is not prehensile.
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Origin of saki

  • French shortening (given as a name to a species of saki by Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon) of English sakee winkee, sakiwinki ultimately from Tupí sagui or a kindred Tupí-Guaraní source

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compare French and Portuguese saki; probably from the native name.

    From Wiktionary