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EtymologyEdit

From the root ص ق ع(ṣ-q-ʿ).

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NounEdit

صِقَاع (ṣiqāʿm (plural صُقُع(ṣuquʿ) or أَصْقِعَة(ʾaṣqiʿa))

  1. a rag bound under or before the mouth to protect the beneath from stains (e.g. to protect a woman’s muffler from the oil in her hair)
    • c. 1110, Al-Ḥarīriyy ed. Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, “المقامة الصورية‎”, in Les séances de Hariri, volume 1, Paris, published 1822, page 330:
      وَقَد بَذَلَ لَهَا مِنَ الصَّدَاقِ شَلَّاقًا وَعُكّازًا. وَصِقَاعًا وَكُرَّازًا. فَأَنْكَحُوهُ إِنْكَاحَ مِثْلِهِ
      wa-qad baḏala la-hā mina ṣ-ṣadāqi šallāqan wa-ʿukkāzan. wa-ṣiqāʿan wa-kurrāzan. fa-ʾankaḥū-hu ʾinkāḥa miṯli-hī
      And he offered for her of dowry a beggar’s knapsack and mendicant’s staff, and a mouth-rag and a drinking-jar. And they gave him off to marriage in such a fashion.

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