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barṭamān برْطمان , pl. ‑āt, var. baṭramān , →marṭabān , martabān
ID 070 • Sw – • BP – • APD ... • Aut SG
BRṬM
n.
(eg. ) glass jar (for preserves, etc.), jelly jar – WehrCowan1979.
Var. (with metathesis) of SyrAr →marṭabān (which may be the etymon of the European words for marchpane/marzipan). Originally probably a kind of porcelain or pottery, nowadays the material from which the jars are produced is mostly glass or plastic.
1976 WehrCowan1976 ‘(syr. , eg. ) tall earthen or glass vessel (for preserves, oil, etc.)’
EgAr baṭramān , var. barṭamān ‘glass or plastic jar with lid, jam jar’ – HindsBadawi1986.
Unrelated to barṭama ‘to rave, talk irrationally’, burṭūm , barṭūm ‘trunk of an elephant’ (cf. →√BRṬM ).
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