81 and through an exchange of Cp í en í a í and cim a c it being known that the

81 and through an exchange of cp í en í a í and

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81, and through an exchange of Cp. í en í a ( / í / ) and cim a ( /c/ ), it being known that the latter was at a given time pronounced /c/ . 44 This etymon forces us to modify the entry aldaba of C ORRIENTE 1999: 146, as it appears now that the similarity between the two meanings of Arabic ñ abbah “female lizard” and “lock; knocker” did not result from a mere metonymy, but from the borrowing of a homophonous foreign term. However, this did not prevent native authors form adopting that etymological explanation, e.g., in the Lis å nu l Á arab : “Ab · Man ”· r said that it is called so, because it is wide like the shape of a lizard.” At any rate, the reflex / ñ / of either Cp. or OE /t/ is absolutely abnormal and can only be construed as the result of a contamination. The fact that / ñ / is not a regular reflex of OE /t/ ( / / would be it) admits of several explanations, such as a contamination by the root { bb} , in which some semantemes are analysable as close to that concept, or due to penetration through dialects, old and modern , particularly Yemeni, in which / / was realized as / ñ / , about which, see C ANTINEAU 1960: 32, including no less than S bawayhi’s witness in favour of this realization as the genuine one of / / .
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Federico Corriente 94 amy “silt”: HB 547, “Cp”. Actually, from Cp. t+ame “clay, mud” (Crum 254), with agglutination of the fem. article, already propounded by Vollers 655, and accepted by Behnstedt & Woidich in their unp. article. anni “ to act with indifference towards”: HB 547, without attribution. Perhaps from Cp. ton “to threaten” (Crum 421), but cf. Ibn Quzm å n 8/2/1 anna “sturdy”, apparently from Latin stock. 45 ohma “invitation”: B 46, who provides its correct Cp. etymon t » hem ”convocation, calling” (Crum 459, Schenkel 15), mentioned by Vittmann 200, fn. 8, but not endorsed. ’· ba “brick”: BH 549 and B 46. Indeed a cognate of Cp. t » ( » )be (Crum 398), accepted by Vittmann 216, but borrowed by Arabic in much older phases of OE, from > ò bt< . But the attribution to Cp. is only totally correct in the meaning of “5 th month of the Cp. year”, from Cp. t » be . Behnstedt 1981 adds here ’» f “mixture of straw and mud for making bricks and walls” (= adobe), as a phonetic variant of the entry. In their unp. article Behnstedt & Woidich consider the possibility of an Arabic etymon from the root { wf} “to turn around”, because that mixture is prepared by letting the cattle run in circle ramming it down. We would downgrade this circumstance as possibly triggering the irregular change of the last consonant. ’· rya “kind of mattock”: HB 539 and B 46, who provides its correct Cp. etymon t » ri ”hand; (handle of) spade” (Crum 425), 46 accepted by Vittmann 215, and by Behnstedt & Woidich in their unp. article. This is probably also the etymon of HB 549 ’» ra “foursome, group of four (used in counting certain items of food); some, a little”, with a curious semantic juncture in which “four” is identified with a hand without reckoning the thumb. Cf. urya above, about the adoption of the Arabic feminine marker.
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