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Robert: The Word Tuz and Barbarian and Babel revisited

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 24, 2022 at 10:10

You wrote:

>Furthermore, I wonder if what you guys say here "should be taken with a grain of salt." I'm joking, but I observe that DNM made a reference to the word "salt" - so I wonder if there is a connection to this American English idiom ( I didn't yet search my dictionaries regarding its origin.

1. Check this link and it explains very well the etymology of the Egyptian Arabic word: "Tuz." The author claims that it is a loan word for "salt" in the Turkish language, where the word "salt" means: Tuz and also Tuzlu.

https://www.arabpage.net/100585/meaning-of-tuz/

Here is the problem: the author provides the reader with some story in-order to prove that the word "Tuz" is a loan word from Turkish and now it means something very different from the meaning in the Tukish language. May be he is right, but less likely.

I suspect that you will agree with me that if we find a similar word in the Egyptian language with a similar meaning, then the word Tuz must be a loan word from the Egyptian language and here is the link again

tutatuta.com/Articles-News/Egyptian-Word-Toz.htm

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2. The word Babylonia in Arabic is: بابل or Babel (compare with Hebrew בָּבֶל and Aramaic ܒܒܝܠ) and it is a proper name.

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3. The word "Barbarian": The real meaning from the Greek word βάρβαρος is: Member of a tribe that is not Greek, Roman or Christian.

In Arabic the word بربري or Barbari and the plural is بربريون or Barbareyuun (also بربرا) and also the word البربر (The Amazigh) check this link:

https://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-en/%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%8A/

The word Barbarian in Arabic means: Not belonging to the Arabs, violent person, showing no pity, like a beast, hot tempered.

It also means: The N word when describing a black-African person

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