قهوة

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See also: قهوهand قہوہ

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Some sources trace the term back to the Omotic Kaffa, the name of the region in Ethiopia where coffee was first grown, however the word is used to mean wine in earliest Arabic, more than half a millenium before this Kingdom existed.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /qah.wa/
    • (Egyptian) IPA(key): /ʔah.wa/
    • (Hijazi) IPA(key): /ɡah.wa/
    • (Levantine) IPA(key): /ʔahwɛ/
    • (Hebron cities and villages) IPA(key): /ɡahwɛ/
    • (Palestinian Fellahi) IPA(key): /kahwɛ/

Noun[edit]

قَهْوَة (qahwaf (plural قَهَوَات(qahawāt) or قَهَاوٍ(qahāwin), plural construct state قَهَاوِي(qahāwī)) (usually uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) wine
  2. coffee (the drink)
  3. (colloquial) coffee shop, café

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References[edit]

  • Freytag, Georg (1835), “قهوة”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 3, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 511
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860), “قهوة”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in French), volume 2, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, page 829
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “قهوة”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 929–930

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

قَهْوَة

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قَهْوَة(qahwa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

قَهْوَة (gahwaf (plural قَهْوات‎ ‎(gahwāt))

  1. coffee
  2. (rare) coffee shop, café

See also[edit]

  • بُن‎ m (bunn, coffee beans)