قزاز

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the metathesis of the Arabic زجاج (zujāj, glass). zujāj → juzāz → guzāz → ʾizāz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔeˈzæːz] (glass, window pane)
  • IPA(key): [ʔæˈzːæːz] (occupation)

Noun[edit]

قزاز (ʾizāzm (collective noun)

  1. glass
  2. window pane

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

قزاز (ʾazzāzm pl قزازين (ʾazzazīn)

  1. window pane and mirror seller
  2. (obsolete) weaver

References[edit]

  • Spiro, Socrates (1895). An Arabic-English vocabulary of the colloquial Arabic of Egypt, containing the vernacular idioms and expressions, slang phrases, etc., etc., used by the native Egyptians Cairo: Al-Mokattam Printing Office.
  • Hinds, Martin; Badawi, El-Said (1986). A Dictionary of Egyptian Arabic Beirut: Librairie du Liban.