When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

Š.Ǧ.F.

šeǧfīf (hēh šeǧfūf, yešǧəfūf) < Š.Ǧ.F.: to collect, pick up a child from off the ground, to carry sth. with o.’s arms curled to the chest, Ar. tawallā, ḥamala.