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::::Oh yeah, that's just the Arabic for Egypt (Miṣr), which also referred to Cairo at the time. Interestingly that would suggest that William thought "s" (well, ṣ) could be represented by a Latin "c"! Unfortunately the online text of William is from the Patrologia edition, which was actually taken from the 1611 Bongars edition. I would like to see what textual variants are noted in the 1986 edition, which I will check when I get a chance...that sound was often represented in medieval Latin by a "ç" or something like it. [[Usor:Adam Bishop|Adam Episcopus]] ([[Disputatio Usoris:Adam Bishop|disputatio]]) 20:53, 28 Augusti 2012 (UTC)
:::::Oh, right, I should have known! One of my sources claims Coptic Ⲭⲏⲙⲓ can be used the same way. I wonder if this ultimately comes from "''of'' Egypt." BTW, [[:en:Coptic Cairo#History]] --[[Usor:Iustinus|Iustinus]] ([[Disputatio Usoris:Iustinus|disputatio]]) 03:37, 29 Augusti 2012 (UTC)
::::::I finally remembered to look this up, and the only manuscript variant for these names in William of Tyre is "Chaere" for Cahere (which I suppose is a spelling error rather than a variant). [[Usor:Adam Bishop|Adam Episcopus]] ([[Disputatio Usoris:Adam Bishop|disputatio]]) 00:42, 26 Martii 2013 (UTC)
http://systop.hypotheses.org/journees-detude-2/23-24-nov-2012-paris-decrire-imaginer-construire-lespace... too bad Adam isn't in France anymore! --[[Usor:Iustinus|Iustinus]] ([[Disputatio Usoris:Iustinus|disputatio]]) 17:22, 1 Novembris 2012 (UTC)