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balaq (text is in Spanish)

English translation: marble

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Arabic term or phrase:balaq
English translation:marble
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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12:13 Sep 15, 2001
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Arabic term or phrase: balaq (text is in Spanish)
Does it refer to mineral composition? If not, what?

"Esta inscripciَn fue descubierta en la alquerيa de Garf Nagi. Es una piedra conocida como **balaq** con las letras en relieve y de la cual no se conoce su procedencia exacta: Ahmed Abdulwali al-Otmani, habitante de Garf Nagi y quien nos mostrَ la piedra, no sabe si procede de la alqueria o si proviene de Zafar.
Actualmente se encuentra en muy mal estado de conservaciَn. Su superficie estل deformada y las letras han perdido su relieve original. Sus medidas son 31 cm de longitud, 16 cm de anchura y 4 cm de relieve de las letras. Tiene 4 lيneas de escritura."
xxxJon Zuber
marble
Explanation:
According to Al-Munjid, BALAQ is marble.

This is not a commonly used term. The common terms for marble are RUKHAM and MARMAR.
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Fuad Yahya
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Thanks, Fuad. Perhaps that's how they say it around Ibb.
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marble


Explanation:
According to Al-Munjid, BALAQ is marble.

This is not a commonly used term. The common terms for marble are RUKHAM and MARMAR.

Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2542
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Thanks, Fuad. Perhaps that's how they say it around Ibb.
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