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19:03 Nov 20, 2008
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Russian to English translations [PRO]
Geography / Saudi placename
Russian term or phrase: духона
From a short biography, "...узбек...зубной врач...подданный Саудовой Аравии...Родился в Андижане...проживал в Хиджазе, Мекка, шорф Фейсал, духона Адулладасан, имел врачебную практику в Эль-рияде и Мекке".

Is this an Arabic term?
Local time: 11:46

Summary of answers provided
1dukhan (Caucasian tavern)
Alexander Onishko
Summary of reference entries provided
шорф Фейсал, духона Адулладасан
Alex Khanin

Discussion entries: 4



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dukhan (Caucasian tavern)

maybe this may be the same as "духан"...

http://multitran.ru/c/m.exe?s= &l1=1

Note added at 14 mins (2008-11-20 19:18:17 GMT)


духана, м. (араб. dukka - лавка, магазин). Небольшой ресторан с продажей вин в сельских местностях на Кавказе…


Alexander Onishko
Local time: 17:46
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: In Saudi Arabia, it had better serve non-alcoholic drinks!

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neutral  Ann Nosova: но как он мог проживать в магазине/лавке?
43 mins
  -> а так мог называться район деревни !!! - по названию лавки - т.е. деревня Фейсал, недалеко от лавки Адулладасна
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Reference comments

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Reference: шорф Фейсал, духона Адулладасан

Reference information:
It's neither Russian (would be doukhan) nor Arabic (as far as I know). It might be Farsi or Uzbek words (the latter with the Russian genitive case ending a) substituted for the Russian "район" or "местность".

Alex Khanin
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