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 Sobri’no (in Orlando Furioso).So’cialism (3 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
So’briquet (French).
A nickname. Ménage thinks the etymology is the Latin subridic’ulum (somewhat ridiculous); Count de Gebelin suggests the Romance words sopra-quest (a name acquired over and above your proper names); while Leglay is in favour of soubriquet, a word common in the fourteenth century to express a sound of contempt, half whistle and half jeer, made by raising quickly the chin. Probably sous-brechet, where brechet means the breast, seen in our word “brisket.”   1

 Sobri’no (in Orlando Furioso).So’cialism (3 syl.). 


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