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  • I learned that 'qahwah' - (Kahwa) - is actually an old Arabic word which was another name for 'wine', but eventually, after coffee was introduced, it came to mean just 'coffee'.

    se reposer sur ses lauriers - French Word-A-Day

  • I learned that 'qahwah'-Kahwa- is actually an old Arabic word which was another name for 'wine', but eventually, after coffee was introduced, it came to mean just 'coffee'.

    se reposer sur ses lauriers - French Word-A-Day

  • So Gordon Brown and the rest of the political elite in this country need to wake up and smell the qahwah coffee in Arabic.

    Shh don't mention the "M" word

  • Many of the English words you might use on a daily basis are of Arabic origin, such as coffee (‘qahwah’), sugar (‘sukkar’), and cotton (‘qutn’).

    August 2006

  • "Ahmad Fatfat Ya Qabaday; wahad qahwah w-tnayn shay" Ahmad Fatfat, O tough guy; One coffee and two tea.

    Sunday, December 31, 2006

  • Our word coffee comes from the Arabic qahwah, whose own origin is unclear.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The European languages got the name of the beverage about 1600 from the original Arabic [Arabic] _qahwah_, not directly, but through its

    All About Coffee

  • Queries_ symposium, argued that the _hw_ of the Arabic _qahwah_ becomes sometimes _ff_ and sometimes only _f_ or _v_ in European translations because some languages, such as English, have strong syllabic accents

    All About Coffee

  • _qahwah_, and quoted from Hobson-Jobson in support of this:

    All About Coffee

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  • The original word for "coffee" from which virtually all others are derived. The phonetic change of [hw] to [f] is reasonable, but not the converse, making very implausible phonetically the legend that this word is related to the (former) province of Kaffa in Ethiopia, where it is said to have been first discovered.

    March 8, 2009

  • My oft-used phrase in Baghdad was qahwah wasad, coffee with a moderate amount of sugar. As compared to the standard version which was a syrupy cough medicine fed to arms brokers, Somali stooges and spies trying too hard to fit in.

    March 7, 2009

  • Arabic word for coffee.

    March 7, 2009