Coffee comes from the Arabic verb "to lack hunger"

The word coffee entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch koffie, borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish kahve, borrowed in turn from the Arabic qahwah. The Arabic word qahwah was traditionally held to refer to a type of wine whose etymology is given by Arab lexicographers as deriving from the verb qahiya, 'to lack hunger', in reference to the drink's reputation as an appetite suppressant.
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