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Both ببلاش and بلاش are correct in this context

Reader comment on item: Nasser Died Fifty Years Ago: He Lives on in Egypt
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 29, 2020 at 15:34

Dr Pipes,

Both ببلاش (with no charge) and بلاش (no charge) are correct in this context

Check this:


This reference states that the word is of Turkish origin. I doubt it very much so I will check Badawi and Hinds. I believe that it is Coptic but I'm not sure and therefore I will also check Crum


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