قرفة

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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

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قِرْفَة(qirfa).

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