When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

L.Ḳ.F.

lḳawfem (hēh lḳawfyelḳawf) < L.Ḳ.F.: to hold tightly onto something, “līḳəf: to take, get hold of” (Johnstone, 1987: 254), Ar. masakatamarkaza.

mhelḳawf
< L.Ḳ.F.: held, Ar. mamsūk.

meltəḳawf < L.Ḳ.F.: a handle, something to grab hold of.