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Origin of the name ZEITUN.
Etymology of the name ZEITUN.
Meaning of the baby name ZEITUN.


ZEITUN (زيتون).  Arabic name, derived from the vocabulary word zeitun, meaning "olive tree."  It is also the name of several places (see below).  In Hebrew it is written זיתון.‎

ZEITUN (= "olive), the name of several places in Turkey and Egypt, but principally an Armenian town in the Aleppo vilayet,... (The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chisholm, 1911)

    "Here the Sheikh of Wady Musa now presented himself in due form; and to my no little astonishment, turned out to be the identical old Mukeibil Abu Zeitun, 'the Father of Olives,' who had caused all the trouble to Messrs. Bankes, Legh, and Irby and Mangles in 1818; pushing his obstinacy at that time so far, as almost to kindle a war among the Arab tribes, in order to prevent the approach of the party to Wady Musa... (The Christian Examiner and General Review, v.31, 1842)


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