More on Magid

Abe Gross argross at bigpond.net.au
Sun May 11 11:24:16 EDT 2003




> I passed a display rack in the library today and saw a book with the word
> "Magid" prominently featured in the title.  It was a book about an Islamic
> holiday, and had a pronunciation guide to Arabic words in the back.
> According to this book, Magid is a boy's name and is pronounced with a
hard
> G and emphasis on the first syllable.  Certainly caught MY eye....
>
> Melissa Proffitt

Given that many Hebrew and Arabic words have common roots, I wouldn't be at
all surprised to learn that the Arabic boy's name and the Jewish "Maggid"
have some related meaning in common.

Ros

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