Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
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The things you learn: Murat

I happened across a list of Turkish given names in the German Wikipedia and saw an entry: "Murat: (from Arabic) desired".

And thought, hey! That looks like it's related to trid "to want" in Maltese, presumably the participle.

Always interesting when connections suddenly strike you. And when the little Maltese I picked up helps me figure out something in Arabic (including loans into languages such as Turkish).

And Recep (as in Recep Tayyip Erdoğan) is apparently the month of Rajab. (No points for guessing where "Tayyip" comes from.)

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