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Etymology 1Edit

From the root ف ر ش(f r š); compare فَرَشَ(faraša, to spread on the floor, spread out).

NounEdit

فَرْشَة (faršaf (plural فَرْشَات(faršāt))

  1. carpet
  2. mat
  3. mattress
  4. bed
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish فرچه(fırça), فورچه(furça), from Byzantine Greek βρούτσα (broútsa), from Vulgar Latin *bruscia, a Germanic borrowing, equalling German Bürste.

NounEdit

فُرْشَة (furšaf (plural فُرَش(furaš))

  1. brush
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Procházka, Stephan (2009), “Turkish Loanwords”, in Versteegh, Kees, editor, Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, volume 4, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 592
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “فرشة”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen, page 784
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “فرشة”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 825