See moussaka in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Turkish mussakka
Origin: , from colloquial Egyptian Arabic musaqqa‘a, chilled, moussaka
Origin: , feminine passive participle of saqqa‘a, to chill
Origin: , variant of ṣaqqa‘a
Origin: , from ṣaq‘a, cold, frost
Origin: , from ṣaqi‘a, to be white; see ṣqע in Semitic roots.
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