Jerusalem, definitions

peter_kirk at peter_kirk at
Wed Sep 8 16:18:06 EDT 1999

Sorry, I was misled by the Turkish and Azerbaijani forms which are 
indeed "Misir", and are derived from the Arabic but apparently with a 
small change. But the point still holds that the Arabic form is from 
the root MCR. I guess that the s in "Misra" is an emphasised 
(pharyngealised) form (the one often transliterated with a dot 
underneath) corresponding to the Hebrew Tsade - can anyone confirm 

Peter Kirk

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Subject: Re[3]: Jerusalem, definitions
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Date:    08/09/1999 08:00

On Tue, 7 Sep 1999 peter_kirk at wrote:
> root MCR which is attested even today in the Arabic name for Egypt, 
> which is Misir. As someone pointed out, there is no singular root or

The Arabic name/word for Egypt is "Misra" not 'Misir."

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