In Arabic the phrase
al kubba means "the vault"; what English
architectural term resulted?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
The word alcove derives from the Arabic phrase "al kubba"; in
English it denotes a recess in a wall.
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