When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

H.K.F.

mōtkīf (hēh hōkūf, yhūkūf) < H.K.F.: to bear a burden, to support sth., Ar. sanad al-ẓahr, Ar. mutaḥammil bihā. This second hemistich seems to be missing a syllable or two.