Levantine Arabic: فكش، انفكش

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grosdied

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French - France
Hi, does anybody know this word etymology? Can't find it in any MSA dictionaries. It means to sprain in Levantine Arabic.
 
  • barkoosh

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    Arabic - Lebanon
    موسوعة العامية السورية and معجم عطية في العامي والدخيل say that it's from the verb فكّ
     

    Katie1917

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    English - England
    Thank you to both of you for the explanation. It makes sense.
    I'm a beginner in Arabic, and Duolingo gives فَكَش among the words for learning the abjad, but Google Translate gives "Check it out", so I tried to find the etymology, also unsuccessfully. Is Google Translate wrong? If not, what sense of "check it out"?
     

    barkoosh

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    Arabic - Lebanon
    Google Translate gives
    "Check it out" for فَكَش and فِكِش
    "Decode" for فِكش
    "Revoke" for فكش
    "Decommissioned" for فُكش
    "Decoded" for فُكُش
    "Removed" for فُكَش
    "Cancel" for فُكْش
    etc

    Google Translate is sometimes a dumb machine.
     
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