When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

Š.Ḫ.L.F.

šeḫlīf (šeḫlūf, yešḫəlūf) < Š.Ḫ.L.F.: to try or test sth., Ar. jarraba. According to Ḥājj, this word is very faṣīḥ, versus its rakīk synonym, ǧōreb.