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خَوْخَة

Etymology 1Edit

Singulative noun composed of خَوْخ(ḵawḵ, peach; plum) +‎ ـَة(-a).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

خَوْخَة (ḵawḵaf (singulative, collective خَوْخ(ḵawḵ))

  1. singulative of خَوْخ(ḵawḵ)
  2. (vulgar) gash, fanny
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
خَوْخَة

Most likely from Old South Arabian 𐩭𐩭‎ from which also Ge'ez ኆኅት (ḫoḫət, door, gate, wall opening), from which Amharic ኆኅት (ḫoḫət, space between letters); also found in Shehri ḫɔh, Mehri ḫā, Soqotri ḥe which there even replaced the Proto-Semitic *pay- (mouth), and Biblical Hebrew חוֹחַ(ḥōaḥ, crevice, fissure; bramble, thicket; hole, hiding place).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

خَوْخَة (ḵawḵaf (plural خُوَخ(ḵuwaḵ))

  1. wicket, aperture
    1. hatch, loophole, peephole (in a building’s wall)
      Synonyms: مَنْوَر(manwar), وَصْوَص(waṣwaṣ), وَصْْوَاص(waṣwāṣ), كَوَّة(kawwa), كُوَّة(kuwwa), ثُغْرَة(ṯuḡra)
    2. sluice gate, canal lock (in a passage)
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Leslau, Wolf (1991) Comparative Dictionary of Geʿez (Classical Ethiopic), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 260
  • Nöldeke, Theodor (1910) Neue Beiträge zur semitischen Sprachwissenschaft[1] (in German), Straßburg: Karl J. Trübner, page 51
  • Weninger, Stefan (2007), “Ethiopic Loanwords”, in Versteegh, Kees, editor, Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, volume 2, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 56