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خربزه

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian hlbyck (xarbīzag, watermelon).

According to Horn a native formation literally meaning “donkey cucumber”: compare Middle Persian hl (xar, donkey, ass) and [script needed] (bōǰīnā, cucumber). But this is considered a folk etymology by Nişanyan.


Akin to Middle Armenian խարպիզակ (xarpizak), խարբզակ (xarbzak), Georgian ხარბუზაკი (xarbuzaki), ხაბურზაკი (xaburzaki), Iranian borrowings.

NounEdit

خربزه (xarboze) (plural خربزه‌ها (xarboze-hâ))

  1. melon

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “xerbuze” in Paul Horn (1893), Grundriss der neupersischen Etymologie, Strasbourg: K.J. Trübner, page 105
  • арбуз” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv, volume 1, page 83
  • “karpuz” in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • Gerhard Doerfer (1963–1975), Türkische und mongolische Elemente im Neupersischen [Turkic and Mongolian Elements in New Persian], in 4 vols, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, § 1590, volume III
  • խարպիզակ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume II, page 348b