قهوة

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See also: قهوهand قہوہ

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Sources differ as to whether it originally also meant "wine". Some sources trace the term back to the Omotic Kaffa, the name of the region in Ethiopia where coffee was first grown.

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]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “قهوة”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

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)