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  • However, since I can't resist...my current favorites are the Spanish words "almohada" (pillow) and "alfombra" (carpet) – along with various others – which use the "al" beginning common in Arabic.

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  • Discussions with Lebanese-Colombians and an etymological dictionary about the Arab origins of Spanish words: almuerzo, almohada ... many things al –.

    Around the Colombian family’s kitchen table « Unknowing

  • Furthermore, they are relatively common words "almuerzo" for "lunch," "almohada" for pillow, etc., suggesting that the Arab influence, at least in terms of language, was fairly far-reaching.

    Foreign terms as convenient euphemisms

  • El lado frio de la almohada (Spanish Edition) by Belen Gopegui

    What Should We Know About Methane Hydrate Explosions?

  • ¿El Pontífice preso, caminando en el rigor del estío, con todo el ardor del sol, entre dos groseros gendarmes, sin más comitiva que un sacerdote, sin otro hospedaje que el portal de una casa de postas, sin otra almohada que una silla de madera?

    Novelas Cortas

  • Making decisions sometimes requires ` sleeping on it, 'that is, ` conferring with one's pillow,' consultar con la almohada.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 3

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  • Se desliza tan suavemente por la lengua como aquello a lo que le da nombre, podemos apoyarnos en su centro, porque la M es como un cojincito donde podemos acurrucarnos y dormir y soñar... Evoca sueños, ilusiones, complacencias... Es exótica, por su origen árabe, yo diría que erótica también...

    May 27, 2008

  • almohada: pillow

    November 27, 2007