In the course of my research, I have come across an interesting term that sheds some light on the origin of some of our traditional music. The term is 𐤆𐤋𐤐 and it means adorn, or adorned. It is pronounced Zilop. This term is still alive in the Lebanese language in the form of a traditional song type called “Abo Zzilof”, which literally means the adorned one. The switch from the P to the F occurred during the introduction of the Syriac language in opposition to the Phoenician and Aramaic.
I have added this term to the dictionary, but you will only see it when I finish the update process.
Hayhaat ya bu Zzilof!
In a followup on this term, the proper name “Zelfa” in Lebanese has its origins in the Phoenician term as well.