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According to
http://media.wiley.com/product_data/...71772704-2.pdf
"waraq al-la'ib" means playing cards

and various places have the phrase "ala waraq" meaning "on paper".

There is also a lovely website in Arabic which seems to be devoted to manuscripts and art, called "Al Waraq". Which might mean "Paper" or "The Page".

Lots of recipes for stuffed grape leaves etc. have "waraq" as the "leaf" part.

So the meanings parallel our "leaf", "page", "(sheet of) paper".
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