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Footnote: The etymology of the word Europe

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 7, 2018 at 08:28

Christoph Luxenberg wrote:

"Heinrich Lewy long ago showed the etymology of the name Europe as deriving from the Aramaic (Syriac script) ܥܪܘܒܐ or 'roba (setting of the sun = Occident = West)

More? Luxenberg reminds his readers that the Arabic يوم عروبة (notice no al al-ta'reef in 'Aroba) or Yum 'Aroba is equivalent to the Syro-Aramaic ܝܘܡ ܥܪܘܒܬܐ or Yum 'Arobta which is "day of the sunset" or "the evening before the Sabbath" or Friday

He quotes a hadith that says:

كانت الجمعة تسمى عروبة هو اسم قديم وكانه ليس بعربي

Or Friday used to be called 'Aroba (see above) and it is an old name and it is not Arabic

He also reminds the readers that Lisan al-Arab mentions that before Islam what was to become يوم الجمعة or Yum al-Jum'a or Friday, it was called يوم العروبة (notice that there is an added definite article before the word 'Aroba)

The wisdom of the ancients and the amazing Aramaic language

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