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How is the Filipino expression “salamat” related to the Arabic?

It makes sense to think that SALAMAT is an expression inherited by Filipinos from that time when arabic -islamic driven expressions were common in Luzon. It's like the spanish expression Ojala (May ...
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When were the Greek names for these countries first used?

It is all egregiously anachronistic, beyond some stock ecclesiastical turns of phrase in the end, inevitable for somebody schooled in religion. It is in (clumsy!) late 19th century journalese Greek (...
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Are there Romance parallel descendants to Italian "cicalare" and Romanian "cicăli(re)"?

I am looking for a word in other Romance languages with the same meaning as those verbs in Romanian and Italian. French has a verb "chicaner" (https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/chicaner) which ...
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What is the meaning of the number 2 in Proto-Indo European reconstructions? e.g. As in *tewtéh₂, meaning "people" or "tribe"

Proto-Indo European & Proto-Semitic *h₁, *h₂, *h₃ & H are laryngeals with unknown values existing somewhere between the velum and larynx in realization of their respective vowels; and there's ...
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Are there Romance parallel descendants to Italian "cicalare" and Romanian "cicăli(re)"?

I don’t have any particular sources for this, but this is too long for a comment, so it’ll have to go in an answer. My guess (and it is only a guess) would be that Romanian has obtained the word for a ...
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Are there Romance parallel descendants to Italian "cicalare" and Romanian "cicăli(re)"?

Spanish and Portuguese have the word cigarra, which also refers to the insect and ultimately comes from Latin (there is debate whether the Portuguese word is native or replaced its native word with ...
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The etymological dictionary of Persian by Mohammad Hassandust

Hassandust needs to be taken with a grain of salt. I do not generally have much positive to say about Wiktionary, but the Persian etymologies there are often very good. Some competent person has had a ...
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