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    Any synonym?

    Hi everyone!

    Is/Are there any other word/s in English to be synonymuously used for saucer?

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    Re: Any synonym?

    Yes: flying saucer = flying disk.
    But you probably mean the saucer that you put a cup on. I don't think so. Why do you need one?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Jun-2014 at 17:25. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: Any synonym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes: flying saucer = flying disk.
    But you probably mean the saucer that you put a cup on. I don't think so. Why do you need one?
    Thanks for the answer. Actually I heard something strange about the origin of a word. I heard that 'nalbaki' or 'nalbeki' is originally an English word. It means saucer. Does such a thing exist in English? or at least something like those?

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    Re: Any synonym?

    Sometimes we just call it a cup on a dish (saucer).


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    Last edited by lotus888; 26-Jun-2014 at 23:28. Reason: indicate dish as saucer

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    Re: Any synonym?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    Thanks for the answer. Actually I heard something strange about the origin of a word. I heard that 'nalbaki' or 'nalbeki' is originally an English word. It means saucer. Does such a thing exist in English? or at least something like those?
    No.

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    Re: Any synonym?

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    Sometimes we just call it a cup on a dish.


    --lotus
    I've never heard that.

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    #7

    Re: Any synonym?

    Well, it's pretty common to hear that someone has a teacup dish as part of a teacup set in the cupboard.

    Saucer is certainly correct. But a teacup dish is also used as well. The OP asked for a synonym.



    http://gotheborg.com/qa/teacupwithcover.shtml

    http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/tra...spoon-25420494



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    Last edited by lotus888; 26-Jun-2014 at 23:48.

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    Re: Any synonym?

    I would only use "dish" if they didn't match.

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    Re: Any synonym?

    Yes, cup and saucer go together.

    For some reason, saucer is not a common word used in my household. Perhaps it's a bit formal, or it reminds us of a flying saucer.

    But your reason might be why we call it a dish! Our cup dishes rarely match the cup!



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    Re: Any synonym?

    In my family we used mugs. Nothing matched.

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