The word Sharbat is from Persian "Sharbat", and Sherbet is from Turkish "Serbet" "Sherbet", both of which in turn come from Arabic "Sharba" a drink, from "Shariba" to drink. Also called "sorbet", which comes from French "sorbet", from Italian "sorbetto", and in turn from Turkish "Serbet". The word is cognate to syrup in British and American English. Historically it was a cool effervescent or iced fruit soft drink. The meaning, spelling, and pronunciation have fractured between different countries. It is usually spelled "sherbet", but a common corruption changes this to "sherbert".
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