Sunday, March 9, 2014

Where does the Nuwaubian greeting "Raahubaat" come from?

Where does the Nuwaubian greeting "Raahubaat" come from? 

Well, it's not made up as some would like to think. Its immediate origin extends from Arabic term for "greeting" which is Marhaban whose root is [R-H-B]

From the root verb "ráhiba", to be wide, and "ráhhaba", to make [Adverb]

"marhában"

1. hello, welcome (greeting)

Related terms

"ráhiba", (to welcome)



Rahiba is also a common Arabic female name and can be found in the ancient Sanskrit language meaning "shall serve".

Reference: http://vedabase.net/r/rahiba

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