قرفة

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See also: فرقة

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Referenced as κάρφεα (kárphea, cinnamon) in Herodotus's Histories in connection to Arabia by 440 B.C., as well as being attested as a name in Pre-Islamic Arabia; containers with cinnamon residue have been found in the Levant dating to 3,000 years ago.[1] Related to قِلْف (qilf, bark, rind), قِلَافَة‏ (qilāfaᵗ, bark, outer covering), and Classical Syriac ܩܠܦܬܐ (qlāp̄tā, bark, peel); perhaps ultimately an early Semitic borrowing from a Dravidian language such as the precursor of the Tamil கருவா (karuvā, cinnamon or clove tree).

Noun[edit]

قِرْفَة (qirfaf

  1. cinnamon

Declension[edit]


Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

قرفة (qirfa(t))

  1. cinnamon

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

قِرْفَة

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قِرْفَة (qirfa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

قِرفَة (girfaf pl

  1. cinnamon

References[edit]

  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “قرف”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, page 2987 in the supplement
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “قلف”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4, page 921