عمبة

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Iraqi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed through the port of Baṣra from Marathi आंबा (āmbā, mango) from Sanskrit आम्र (āmra, mango) in the years of the British East India Company governing India, when Arabic-speaking Baghdadi Jews pursued business in Bombay and met Marathi-speaking Bene Israel Jews, and exported canned mangos to the Iraq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

عَمْبَة (ʿamba)

  1. amba, a whorled mash of mainly pickled mango, employed as a side dish or condiment
    • 2012 August 30, “بالصور ...عراقيون في إسرائيل”, in صوت الجالية العراقية[1], archived from the original on 2017-11-02:
      عمبة عراقية في إسرائيل
      عوفير بائع "العمبة" العراقية التقليدية، ورث المهنة عن جده الذي كان يملك محلا لبيع " العمبة" في سوق حنون ببغداد. الصورة في السوق العراقي في شخونات هتكفا بمدينة تل أبيب.
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      The Iraqi amba
      Ophir, seller of traditional Iraqi “amba“, has inherited the profession from his grandfather who had a store dedicated to the sale of “amba” in the market of lovely Bağdād. The picture is in the Iraqi market of Šəḵūnā́ṯ ha-tiqḇā́ of Tel Aviv.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kaufman, Jared (2015), “On the Virtues of Amba”, in The Tower[2], issue 29