B

bâbord
port (side)
bacalau
codfish
baciar
kiss
bagatela
a trifle. baga+yla dy cwldy. This trifle of a solde. [SLE 70b, 133a]
bagno
bath
baguette
stick. wcbt fy qlbha wwaHd lbagy+. And I found a stick in it. [SLE 50a]
baile
ball (=dance) kan eml wwHad albayyly kbyr. He had arranged a big ball. [SLE 68a]
bakchich (Turkish)
tip, bribe
balla
(canon-)ball
ballo
ball
banco
bank
bandiera
flag
banqueroute
bankrupt. H+a yeayy+w bnqrw+. Until they cry· "bankrupt!" [SLE 126a]
baracca
hut
barba(r)
beard [Sch 71]
barbaresco
of Barbary
barba
beard
barbaria
Barbary [Sch 75]
barbaro
savage
barbero
surgeon [Sch 78]
barmil
barrel [Dict] [Sch 72]
barra
bar
barretta
cap
baschiar
go down, lower
bassar
lower
bastimento
building, ship
bastonada
beating [Sch 79]
bastone
rod
bastonnara
beat, bastonade [CT 27]
battello
boat
bello
beautiful
bene
well
benedetto
blessed
benque
although
benvenuto
welcome
berbiere
barber
bernus (Arabic)
mantle
besef, bezef
(Arabic) much [Sch 73, 85]
bestia
animal
bevidor
drinker
bevir
drink
bianco
white
biancador
washerman
bibir
drink [Sch 85]
bibliothèque
library. wdkl byh llbybyw+yk· And he took it into the library. [SLE 42a] Probably influenced by the pronunciation of ll in southern Spanish as y.
biera
beer
bilancia
balance
biondo
blond
bisogna
need
bisogno
need; also:
sign of the future tense [Dict] [Sch 71]
blu
blue
boca
mouth [Sch 79]
bollir
boil
bombarda
bomb-vessel
bombardimento
bombardment
bombardar
bombard
bomba
bomb
bona
good [The Sultan Sidi Muhammad ibn `Abd Allah speaking to the first American ambassador to the Barbary States: "As soon as we (Ambassador Thomas Barclay and Colonel David Franks) bowed to him (the Sultan) he cried: bona! bona! and began to complain of the treatment he had receiv'd from the English." Cited in Priscilla H. Roberts and James N. Tull, "Emissary to Barbary" in Aramco World, September-October, 1998, p. 34 The meeting took place in June 1786, in Marrakesh. ] See also bono, bonu infra.
bonacia
calm
bono
good, well [Sch 71, 78, 81]
bonu
good
borsa
purse
botega
shop
botone
button
boum boum
(sound made by canon) [Sch 85]
bourrico
donkey [Sch 85]
bouteille
bottle. wweamrwlw wwaHd lbw+a dlma mn bHar awqyynws. And they filled for him a bottle with water from the sea called "okeanos". [SLE 51a]
bove
bull
braccio
arm
bracciar
light
bravura
heroic deed. $af sydw acwl+an had albrabura dy eml. His master the Sultan saw this brave act which he had done.
brillante
diamond
brodo spelled brodu
broth
brossa
brush
bruciar
burn
bruqueta
match
buba
plague [Sch 72] cf. abuba bueno good [Sch 78]
buona
good [Sch 70]
bullegar
move
bureau
office. anftaH dlbyrw rahw taHt racw. The key of the office is under his