When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

Ṭ.R.F.

ṭarfeyn < Ṭ.R.F.: “ṭərēf/ṭərōwəf: side (of so., st.)” (Johnstone, 1987: 412).

ṭrīf (sing. ṭreyf) < Ṭ.R.F.: issue, burden, Ar. ṭarf, ʾaṭrāf. The second hemistich of this line stumped Ḥājj, and he wasn’t certain of its meaning.