[b-hebrew] "adam" in Turkish
jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 4 15:52:11 EDT 2004
On 4/4/04 10:46 AM, "Awohili at aol.com" <Awohili at aol.com> wrote:
> Since the Turks have a long Islamic history, it is possibly from Arabic via
> Hebrew. The Qur'an calls the first man "Adam" just like the Hebrew Bible.
Thank you Solomon,
Arabic was my first guess but looking at K&B under )DM they listed Ug.,
Akk., Eth., Arb., Ph., ... so I thought this word might actually predate the
Islamic period in Turkish.
But you are probably right, Arabic is the most logical source.
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