Central Semitic, to surround, gird.
a. izar, from Arabic ʾizār covering, loincloth, wrap, shawl;
b. Mizar, from Arabic miʾzar, cloak, covering, Mizar. Both a and b from Arabic ʾazara, to surround (compare also the probably denominative derived stem ʾazzara, to clothe, cover).
2. vizier, from Arabic wazīr, vizier, minister, burdened, either from ʾāzara, to help, derived stem of ʾazara, to surround (see above), or from wazara, to carry a burden, take upon oneself (see wzr).

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Universalium. 2010.

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