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ZBR and an addendum

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Dec 7, 2008 at 08:29

I forgot to metion that Christian Arabic provides us with an a very interesting layer of Middle Arabic that can be dated to the 10th century CE (this is when the Bible was translated by both the Copts and the Syrians to Arabic and in the process this preserved many Middle Arabic words) and this is as ealy as we can get in Arabic and the word psalms is Christian Arabic is mazameer and the singular is mazmoor but I do not see how we can reconcile such word with the Quranic ZBR (yes we have a zain and a reh but the meem is a probelm)

I will be looking up in a Syriac and a Coptic dictionary for the word pslams

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