Tigrinya Speakers, Hear My Plea.

September 15, 2005

Is this word–pronounced “Moo-See-Khan-Ya” in Amharic–the same word in Tigrinya? In Columbus the other day, this Ethiopian cab driver who hailed from Axum (ie, a native Tigrinya speaker) told me that it’s the same word. (He also told me that Bob Marley had a small tat of the exact same word on his leg, and that having any Ge’ez script on your body was a blessing) Is this so?