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ZARABESQUE'S GLOSSARY

Defines terms and terminology that appear on Zarabesque... a global language for the global goddess.

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caftan, kaftan (KAF-tan) - full-length garment of ancient Mesopotamian origin[ a long garment having long sleeves, often cinched or tied at the waist, worn under a coat in the Middle East and Central Asia Russian kaftan, from Persian qaftan - Persian

Cairo (KYE-ro) - capitol and largest city in Egypt Officially al-Q?hirah, 'the conqueror' - Egyptian Arabic

Casablanca (KAH-suh-BLAHNG-kuh) - a fabled Atlantic port and largest city in Morocco and the entire Maghreb originally called Anfa in Berber, 'hill', which is still used to reference the old quarters of the city - Spanish

casbah, kasbah (KAZ-buh) - the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers From Arabic 'qasabah' meaning citadel - Arabic

chevron (SHEV-ruhn) - any interlocking V-shaped pattern -

chu-chu (CHOO-choo) - - Arabic (dialectic)

cosima (kawz-EE-mah) - feminine form of the cosmos - Greek

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