Posted by Thomas Cole on November 16, 1998 at 19:24:01:
In Reply to: Re: Who or what are the Khamseh? posted by Yon Bard on November 15, 1998 at 20:54:50:
: : The word "Khamseh" is derived from the Farsi word, "Kham", meaning "five.
: I cannot claim to be an authority on the derivation of the word 'Khamse', but it does mean five in Arabic ('khamesh' in the closely related Hebrew), so perhaps we don't need to invoke Farsi?
: Regards, Yon
Yon, You are correct, I believe. Five in Farsi is "panch" as it is also in Hindi and Urdu.
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