When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

Ś.R.F.

meśśōref < Ś.R.F.: “śōrəf: to honor, respect” (Johnstone, 1987: 383).

śterfūt: excellence, loftiness, Ar. al-taraffuʿ, al-taʿālī (heh yeśtərūf, śetrūf: Ar. salaka darb al-taʿālīal-ʾamjād).

teśrīf < Ś.R.F.: highest place, place of honor, Ar. tashrīf.