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Thread #23203   Message #1428319
Posted By: GUEST,Elizabeth Sener
06-Mar-05 - 05:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Miserlou
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Miserlou
With much interest I read your investigations that contribute to the knowledge about the song "Misirlou", but as a Turcology student I can tell you immediatly that the word Misirli consists of two elements:
Misir (=Egypt)and -li which is indeed, like "El Greko" remarked, the Turkish suffix that can turn a noun into an adjective, so the meaning of the whole word must be: Egyptian (man/woman)!