A quote from Burton's Arabian nights (1885):
The conceit of "Suláfat" (ptisane, grape juice allowed to drain on the slabs) and "Sawálif" (tresses, locks) has been explained. The newest wine is the most inebriating, a fact not much known in England, but familiar to the drinker of "Vino novo."
Is this just an alternative spelling? --Slashme 12:51, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
- It seems that all combinations of spelling with or without the 'p' and 'e' were used, although usually with the meaning of something steeped in hot water, so this looks like a slightly different use of the same word. --Qef 18:04, 25 September 2009 (UTC)