ماجور

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See also: مأجور

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Generally believed to be of Coptic origin, however the exact word is omitted. One option is *ⲙⲁϫⲱⲣ (*mačōr) from ⲙⲁ- (ma-, place) + ϫⲱⲣ (čōr, to scatter), another ⲙⲁⲕⲣⲟ (makro, trough, mortar) to which colloquial Egyptian Arabic could have applied the tool-pattern as in كَالُون(kālūn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maː.d͡ʒuːr/
  • (Lower Egypt) IPA(key): /maɡuːr/

Noun[edit]

مَاجُور (mājūrm (plural مَوَاجِير(mawājīr))

  1. (chiefly Egypt) vat, wide-bellied bowl, trough – such as for example a kneading trough, or a pottery coffin for burial until the IIIrd dynasty

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bishai, Wilson B. (1964), “Coptic Lexical Influence on Egyptian Arabic”, in Journal of Near Eastern Studies, volume 23, issue 1, DOI:10.1086/371755, page 43b