When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

ʿ.M.R.

āmūr, āmōremtʾawmer < ʿ.M.R.: “ʾāmōr/yōmer/yaʾmēr: to say; to compose poetry, sing poetry” (Johnstone, 1987: 25).

men taʾmērem = Ar. min ʾan taqūlū.

hōmūr
< ʿ.M.R.: “hāmōr/yəhāmōr/yəhēmər, to develop; to order; to repair” (ibid.).

šāmrūt < ʿ.M.R.: “šāmōr: to fondle and talk pleasantly to a child” (ibid.).