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Comment by Banyat Nityat on October 22nd, 2014 at 5:31 am

Hur is also found in german where it carries a negative connotation , essentially “whore” , it is to be found in arabic , german and also italian

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on October 22nd, 2014 at 10:38 am

Thank you, Banyat, for your feedback. Indeed in many languages similar words of Proto-Indo-European root mean “whore,” which is unfortunate as they have no etymological connection to “houri.”

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