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Z-M-R Root and Arabic, Syriac/Aramiac and Hebrew and the elusive "olive" or "olive tree"

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Dec 8, 2021 at 12:51

Daniel wrote:

>An additional meaning of the root z-m-r in Biblical Hebrew is "to prune a tree"; as in Isaiah's "they will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning-hooks" ( = mazmerot)

And the same in Arabic and Syriac/Aramaic

Here is from Lisan al-'Arab dictionary by Ibn Manzur (compare with Syriac/Aramaic ܡܲܙܡܘܿܪܵܐ) :

غنى في القصب

Or: He sang (read as he sings due to aspect) in reed (al-qasab)

Notice that the word القصب also means sugar cane. You make it hollow and now you have a زمارة (Zummara) also مزمار (Mizmar) and these are musical instruments made from reed and cane stumps. Ibn Manzur does not mention "olive" or olive trees

Here is Ibn Manzur:

ويقال للقصبة : التي يزمر بها زمارة

Or and it is said that al-qasaba (reed/cane) that is used for (yuzamir) is called Zummara

Here is a link to Ibn Manzur's root Z-M-R:

https://islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&ID=3573&bk_no=122&idfrom=3567&idto=3567

>That is more closely connected to olive trees.

Then we seem to agree that Zemmour must be of Semitic origin and is it "olive tree" or hollowed Sugar cane /reed only Allahu A'lam

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