Almoxarife - One more Arabic word to add to my list


As highschool students in Brazil, we learn from Portuguese grammar books and teachers that words with Arabic origins start with al-. So, words such as almofada (cushion) and alface (lettuce) are widely used as examples. I know all we need to do is to open a dictionary. But, it's very satisfying when we suspect and discover by ourselves the origin of a word. ūüėÖ

Well, almoxarife (warehouse keeper) is another Arabic-origin word that I have to add to my list.

According to Michaelis Dictionary:

ETIMOLOGIA
√°r al-muŇ°rif, como esp almojarife. 

And according to Aulete dictionary:

[F.: Do √°r. al-muxarif, 'nobre, honrado'; 'tesoureiro'.]

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