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Zemmour must be from Hebrew Zamar

Reader comment on item: What to Make of √Čric Zemmour?
in response to reader comment: Afro-Asiatic languages and in quest of the olive/olives/olive tree

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Dec 5, 2021 at 16:01

While waiting for our dear Mohamed aka Pascal to provide us with a Tamazight dictionary and an entry that the word Zemmour means "olive."

Here is a link to an English to Tamazight dictionary and scroll to the word "olive" in page 22 and in Tamazight it is: Zit Li'ud and "zzit n zzitun"

Nothing about that the word "olive" in Tamazight means: Zemmour or even close to it

I realize that this could very well be loan words from Arabic and they became loan words post Arab invasions in the 7th century

Here is a link to the dictionary and check page 22


So what is the etymology of the word Zemmour, it must be from Biblical Hebrew word Zamar


And Zamar means:

1. to make music sing

2. to play a musical instrument

And nothing about "olives"


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