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Subject:  Re: Hebrew for Carob: Charuv, or Boxer? Date:  4/11/2008  5:05 PM
Author:  elann Number:  16898 of 23018

What morphed into “bokser” was not h.aruv (whose Arabic cognate of h.arub does lie behind “carob”), but rather Bocks-horn.

I find it odd that The Forward ties carob to an Arabic source rather than a Hebrew source. Certainly the earliest documented use of the word in Hebrew predates the Arabic.

Elan
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