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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:15 pm  |  Posted from: Australia
  

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Now that I have your attenion! :lol:

What is the word beginning with 'f', for the tented affair after a death, with all the stand-shake hands-sit meet-and-greet for 3 days, please?

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Well as I'm the one reputed to use that great old anglo saxon F word.......
Anglo Saxon : Offa 772 Then the tax-lands of the outland belonging to Bexley are in these places which are called by these names: at Barnhorne 3 hides, at Wyrtlesham [Worsham farm near Bexhill ] 1, at Ibbanhyrst 1, at Crowhurst 8, at (Rye? The ridge north of Hastings?) 1, at Gillingham 2, at Fuccerham and at Blackbrook
Older than that: The placename Fuccerham may or may not be related to the verb "****", which in Anglo-Saxon would probably have been fucian = "to ****", ic fucie = "I ****".

I digress speaking to my mates they seemed confused, not unusual there then, one says swarn or tent, another whagp, I reckon's it's fanuse....8)
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Hmmm, reading my original post, I guess it's a bit ambiguous, sorry! :oops: I meant the occasion, not the tent itself.

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Hmmm, can't think of a word beginning with 'f' (Funeral is stuck in my mind, and it's not budging for any Arabic :lol: )

Funeral in Arabic is 'jenaza' if that's any help?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:37 pm  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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You cannot think of the 'F' word because it does not start with an 'F' it starts with an 'A'! The word you are looking for is AZZA. This is what the gathering to offer your condolences is called, the tent thing is called a MANDARA.

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:lol: :lol: :lol: The mystery of the 'f' word to do with funerals has been solved! When I first asked you, I had been talking to my husband via Skype, and he was at a funeral, and it was his answer to me asking where he was. Thanks so much for all your kind efforts, but it seems it was actually my husband's mangled version of.... funeral! But it sounded so unlike the English word, I assumed it was Arabic. :snig:

He has excellent English, but occasionally doesn't pronounce some words correctly, usually those he rarely hears and rarely has to use. Add to that the usual daily-life noises in the background there, and sometimes a not-so-good phone line, and it can mean I don't always hear him correctly. :roll: :lol:

Last night, after reading him your answers to no avail, I had to get him to sound it out and speak loudly... because funnily enough he was actually at a funeral at the time, with the amplified Koran reading in the background!

So thanks again! I have noted your answers for future use. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:47 pm  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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whole meanings of Funeral in arabic
ganaza
wagep
azza
maytam


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