Glossary of archaic Palestinian words: compiled by Samah Hussein

 

ainar                          cinnamon boiled with water

atosa                          small saucepan or ceramic pot in which milk is curdled

awarma                      meat (preserved)

bayara                        orchard, plantation

dast                            cooking pot

faras                           horse

hakoura                      field (near house)

halqoum                     Turkish delight

hashweh                     stuffing for kibbeh or vegetables

hatta hisaniya             long white headscarf for married women

haway                         knife

i’lat                             dandelion

ijhadiyat                      gold coins

jalbanah                       herb eaten by cattle

kursana                           “      “           “

khaba                           storage place in the wall

khoweya                      toasted bread with sugar and cinnamon

lajan                             large cooking pot or tray

mabarim                       bracelets

manzil                          large yard

maramiyeh                   sage

Oaya                             drawing

oza                                stuffed thigh of lamb

qass                               stuffed breast of lamb

ratl (s), artal (pl)            a weight made of stone

razd                                round kaak

sanajik                           copper

saouar                            a small goat or lamb

taarifah                          a gift of money

tabban                            store

?takhrim                          needles used in ‘Arab’ medecine

tarash                              livestock

tastahwi                          inflammation of the legs

zalaa                                jar

zalfa                                spoon

zazd                                 cylindrical kaak, decorated

 

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