Jerusalem, definitions

gs02wmr at panther.Gsu.EDU gs02wmr at panther.Gsu.EDU
Wed Sep 8 13:02:40 EDT 1999

On Wed, 8 Sep 1999 Numberup at wrote:
> > The Arabic name/word for Egypt is "Misra" not 'Misir."
> >
> Well actually, "misr."  Is "misra" dialectical?

hello -

I believe, actually I know, you are incorrect.

The Qur'an(ultimate authority on the roots of Arabic language) uses
phrases like "liqawmikuma bimisra" and "min misra", which uses the
spelling "Meem, Suad, Ra" with a fatha vowel after the 'Ra' which
elongates the ra into a 'Rah' sound.


Wondell M. Rachman

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