because he you etc in which a l origin has been functionalized in a similar way

Because he you etc in which a l origin has been

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“because he / you, etc.”, in which a l “origin” has been functionalized in a similar way. That idiom appears again translated into EA as Ê ism(u)+ inn , lit., “its name is that”, although semantically evolved into “in view of the fact that” (HB 23). Ê agana : “cold chisel”: is labelled by HB 8 as “perhaps Cp.”, but we have been unable to find a valid etymon in Crum or even among the names of this tool in OE (e.g., in Ermann & Grapow VI:103, s.v. “Mei ß el”). This item is not mentioned by anyone of the other scholars having dealt with the issue of Cp. loanwords. Ê adwad : “catamite”, labelled in HB 12 as “Cp.”, is another instance like the preceding one. Vittmann 216, supported by Behnstedt & Woidich in their unp. article, is quite reasonably against a derivation from Cp. teute , a doubtful hapax possibly referring to external diseases or physical defects; instead, he resorts to an intra-Arabic derivation from d · dah “worm”, metonymically said in Morocco of lewdness; however, it should be remembered that the pattern {a12a3} of adjectives denoting colour and pyshical defects is no longer productive in Neo-Arabic. In our view, we again have a Cp. item, most likely a 5 See this idiom in HB 35. OE > rn < “name” would also have been functionalized in the etymon of Arabic ful å n and its Semitic cognates; see C ORRIENTE 1997a: 406. Similar instances are common in OE, e.g., the subordinative conjunction í e , apparently derived from the imperative a í e “say” (see gabany · t below).
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Coptic loanwords of Egyptian Arabic… 63 euphemism, probably a compound of the privative prefix at- (cf. Ê ithal ∏” a< at+hli+sa above) and a word like ou » ( » )te “choice; different” (Crum, 495; cf. our “homosexual”), or perhaps reflecting the recorded at-ou » tb “immutable” (Crum 497, alluding here to indifference to the opposite sex). Ê idda : “to give”: HB 12-13, without any attribution, and B 42, who proposes a derivation from Cp. ti of the same meaning (Crum 392). However, the first syllable is left phonetically unexplained, and the fact that this item exists in other Arabic dialects, more impervious to (Old) Egyptian influence, such as Syrian Arabic (according to Barthélemy), Yemeni, 6 as well as in Classical Arabic (henceforth CA, Ê addà yu Ê add “to deliver; to pay”), would require this borrowing, if it is such, to have taken place in much older times than the Cp. period. This is also Behnstedt’s view in 1981:89 and 1997:37; as for Vittmann 219, while rejecting the Cp. etymon, prefers to suppose an evolution of Arabic a Á’ à which is, as Behnstedt states and we subscribe, unlikely and unnecessary. Ê ardabb “dry measure of 198 l.”: HB 14, “Cp.”. It is closely matched by Greek artábe (supposedly of Persian origin, equal to 56 l.), but CA dictionaries list Ê irdabb as used by the people of Egypt, and an etymological community with Cp. rtob “measure of grain” (Crum 305) is likeliest. However, there can be no connection with much smaller rif ’å w mentioned below.
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