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{CvCCuC} (e.g., amendi/uř “vagabond”, ajerji/um “stalk of a bunch of grapes once they are eaten”, ab Ï bbi/u “breast”, and adfi/us “fold”, and, in Moroccan Arabic, fenni/u “mule”, and even in words of Arabic stock, q Ï rm · / d “tile” and —Ï rm · / ∏’ a “rag”). 83 However, this possibility is not too likely, considering the scarce linguistic prestige of Berber at that time in the recently conquered western lands. b) Learned people became aware of the mix-up and tried to disentangle that mess by separating shapes and meanings, through the recognition of two phonetically distinct and semantically distinguishable terms, on the one hand, Espería , i.e., “the West”, which initially and in principle meant only Italy, of course, not Spain. As for the the Hebrew term, in the Bible it meant only a town in Asia Minor (see B ROWN , D RIVER & B RIGGS 1907: 709), and would acquire its later meaning only through again the same phonetic and semantic contamination with Greek Espería : consequently, neither term was then and there appropriate to designate the Iberian Peninsula unequivocally. 82 See P ENELAS 2001: 48 and 355 (Arabic text) with the spellings > Ê lfndl < and > Ê l ® ndlsyyn< . The editor is duly aware of the important fact that this translation was the source of Al-Bakrī in his chapter about the early history of Al-Andalus. But these two spellings reflect the initial consonant of “Vandals”, more or less altered, and cannot be the model on which Al-Andalus was patterned, but simply a word sufficiently close in shape to allow a confusion with the * al/mandi+līs imported from Egypt. 83 See C ORRIENTE 1981: 18 and C ORRIENTE 1999: 335, fn. 1. Items excerpted from I BÁÑEZ 1949: 3, 10, 30 and 59-60.
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Federico Corriente 118 Andalīš (closer to Latin Vandălus , but for the loss of the onset consonant and a final vowel contaminated by the Egyptian word), which was licensed as designation of that Germanic nation, or even of a mythical king of Spain, a term bound to disappear with those vague memories, and, on the other hand, Al-Andalus (closer to Egyptian amandi+r/lēs , but for the interference of the plural suffix of the Romance reflex of Latin Vandălus ), which survived as name of the Western country previously known as Hispania. In the meantime, Eastern lexicographers, began to use the harmonized shape Al-Andulus, only one found in dictionaries like T å ju l Á ar · s and Lis å nu l Á arab , a word which they justly considered anomalous, but connecting easily with the root {dls} “to be dark”, a traditional attribute of the West and the Atlantic Ocean (“Sea of Darkness”), and not alien to the OE concept of the West as a place very much like hell. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES B ARTHÉLEMY , A., Dictionnaire arabe-français. Dialectes de Syria (Paris: Geuthner, 1935-69).
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