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Kabar arabice capparis post grecum .b. pro .p. littera ponentes.


Kabar ABC ejp | Kabbar f
capparis | caparis B
littera | lict’a p


Kabar is Arabic for Latin capparis {"capers"} taken from Greek. In Arabic the letter "p" was changed for "b".


Wehr (1976); ﻗﺑﺎﺮ /qubbār, qabbār/ "capers (bot.)" but also ﻛﺒﺮ /kabar/ ”capers; caper shrub”.
Arabic lacks the sound /p/ and in loan words containing this sound /p/ is replaced by /b/ or /f/.
Siggel (1950: 62) ﻛﺒﺮ /kabar/ and ﻛﺒﺎﺭ {not transcribed: /kabbār/} Fr. V. Caparis spinosa, Kapern {“fruit of C. spinosa”}; κάππαρις /kápparis/

Simon has an entry for this same word but spelt with "c": Cabar.
The Greek word is κάππαρις /kápparis/.

WilfGunther (talk) 09/04/2014

See also: Kapparis

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