• A dry fog or dry haze, chiefly of the upper Nile but rarely also elsewhere, which has a brownish-yellow color when slight (sometimes only perceptible from a distance) and darker yellow-grey color when thicker (sometimes obscuring the landscape and blotting out the stars).


  • From Ge'ez ቆባረ, from ቆበረ, which Antoine d'Abbadie said derives from the root ق ب ر, because it "buries" the landscape and obscures the stars.

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