Why is it called سفر

سُمِّي السفر سفرا لأنه يُسفر عن وجوه المسافرين وأخلاقهم فيظهر ما كان خافيا منها.

( لسان العرب 4/368 الجامع لأخلاق الراوي وآداب السامع 2/ 242 )

The word سفر (to travel) is called so because the root word means to unveil. Because when one travels it unveils the manners of the traveler and what would be previously hidden.

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