All Dialects: اِتسمّم

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Arabic, Persian
This is a rude way of saying "Eat!" in some dialects, what is your dialect's version of it? It shows that the speaker is irritated at the person they are telling to eat. Or the speaker could use it in 1st person to show that they are irritated or very hungry.

In addition to the word in the title,
Iraqi has إتزقنب
Gulf has إزحر

The Gulf one derives from Persian زهر مار "snake poison", and this is actually used in a Persian verb that has the same meaning as the Arabic words (زهر مار کن)!

Anyone know if any other regional languages like Aramaic, Kurdish, Turkish etc have it too? All the words seem to derive from "poison".
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