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zarf

[zahrf]
noun
  1. (in the Levant) a holder, usually of ornamental metal, for a coffee cup without a handle.
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Origin of zarf

First recorded in 1830–40, zarf is from the Arabic word ẓarf vessel, sheath
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British Dictionary definitions for zarf

zarf

noun
  1. (esp in the Middle East) a holder, usually ornamental, for a hot coffee cup
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Word Origin for zarf

from Arabic: container, sheath
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Word Origin and History for zarf

n.

1836, from Arabic zarf "vessel."

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