Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fact of the Day: Arabic Coffee

Coffee came into English via the Dutch word koffie. However the Dutch word is probably derived from the Arabic word qahwah which originally referred to a type of wine. 

12 comments:

shwet said...

Very interesting!!!
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Bob Bushell said...

I like koffie.

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

Yes! And... Arabic coffee is a symbol of generosity,
pride and hospitality for the Arabs....

Moving with Mitchell said...

I thought it was from the New Yorkino word, cawfee.

Pat Hatt said...

Well lots whine when they don't get it

Christine said...

Haha

Martha said...

Oh, interesting!

Anonymous said...

well isn't that amazing,,

Anna-Alina said...

Weird!
Btw, It took me a few seconds to realize that ''qahwah'' sounds almost the same as ukrainian word for coffee - ''cava'', we use the word ''cofe'' as well, but it's a slang.

Sandra Cox said...

Wine...coffee, I can see it;)

NanaDiana said...

I didn't know that. I suppose coffee is a 'wine' of sorts to some of us!

happyone said...

Interesting but I don't drink coffee or wine. Never liked the taste of either.