Shalom Aleichem & Pilawe,Yugurt,Churbah (1636)
maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Mon Nov 18 15:46:22 UTC 2002
On Mon, 18 Nov 2002 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> A VOYAGE INTO THE LEVANT
> by Henry Blount
> London: Printed by John Legal for Andrew Crooke
> (EARLY ENGLISH BOOKS ONLINE)
> Pg. 107: ...bids _Salaum Aleck_...
> (OED has a ridiculous 1881 for "Shalom Aleichem"--ed.)
Wouldn't this be evidence for the Arabic "salaam alaykum" rather than
the Hebrew "shalom aleichem"? I don't know the context of the Blount
quotation above but given the Levant in 1636, my guess would be that he is
talking about Arabs, and probably Arabs speaking in the local dialect.
maberry at u.washington.edu
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