حلقوس

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek χαλκός (khalkós, copper). The cosmetic and the art of its application are vulgarly claimed to be of Punic substrate.

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NounEdit

حَلْقُوس (ḥalqūsm

  1. (obsolete) calcined copper
    Synonyms: نُحَاس مُحَرَّق(nuḥās muḥarraq), رُوسَخْتَج(rūsaḵtaj), رَاسُخْت(rāsuḵt)
  2. (current and frequent in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) a pigment for art on the human skin composed of henna, siwak, cloves, gallnut, incense, orpiment, ferrous oxide cooked together in a pot of clay or copper
 
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  • French: harkous, harqous