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This is damn interesting! Adding on the fact about languages, I think it’s rooted from South Indian languages, possibly Tamil (my native language). As the wiki says (no citations), in Tamil, people used to call it as Naram. However, I never hear anyone calling it that way in India now. There is a possibility that the Arabs might’ve gotten it from the Indian languages. I think it’s quite the same in Spanish too.