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Subject:  Re: Hebrew for Carob: Charuv, or Boxer? Date:  4/11/2008  6:38 PM
Author:  stevenjklein Number:  16903 of 23018

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.

Perhaps it first entered English from an Arabic source? Dictionaries sometimes say words come to English from French or Spanish, even when there's an obvious Latin root.
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