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The word Araf

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in response to reader comment: The term araf...and I thought it was a made up falastine term

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 20, 2010 at 18:13

Hi Simon

Thank you for your very kind words. Well the word in modern classical Arabic is Qaraf with a qaf but in Egyptian Arabic there is no qaf in the word and it is araf and it made it to Hinds/Badawi's dictionary of Egyptian Arabic and I supect that it might be a loan word in Palestinian Arabic because of the infleunce of the art industry from Egypt

And by the way I forgot to add that the guy used to say (if he sees an ugly hijab waering woman): a3uzobillah araf...araf


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