Dutch Treat (1885)

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Nov 6 21:26:44 UTC 2002

On Wed, 6 Nov 2002, James A. Landau wrote:
> It's possible.  At one time Arabs referred to Europeans as "Franks" due to
> some interesting experiences with French Crusaders.

And still do. Hans Wehr, Arabic-English dictionary: tafarnaja (vb.) to
become Europeanized, adopt European manners, imitate the Europeans
al-Ifranj the Europeans, Bilad al-Ifranj Europe. Ifranji (adj) European.
Firanja Land of the Franks, Europe. tafarnuj (n) Europeanization,
imitation of the Europeans. mutafarnij (adj) Europeanized, etc.

maberry at u.washington.edu

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