The roots of Arabic uncovered

Sometimes, words can have surprising origins.

Take marzipan, for example. One suggestion is that this term in English ultimately comes from an Arabic word, martaban, used to describe high-quality jars with lids in which luxury foodstuffs, ink, spices and other things were stored in centuries past.

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http://www.thenational.ae/uae/the-roots-of-arabic-uncovered#full

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