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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian քրքում (kʿrkʿum); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

քրքում (kʿrkʿum)

  1. (botany) saffron plant, crocus
  2. seasoning made from saffron
  3. dye made from saffron
  4. the colour of saffron

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian *kurkum. Compare Persian کرکم(kurkum, saffron) and Arabic كركم(kúrkum). Borrowed from the East into many languages.

NounEdit

քրքում (kʿrkʿum)

  1. (botany) crocus, saffron
    քրքում վայրենի, սուտ քրքումkʿrkʿum vayreni, sut kʿrkʿumcarthamus, bastard or mock saffron, safflower
    հնդիկ քրքումhndik kʿrkʿumcurcuma, turmeric, terra merita

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քրքում”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քրքում”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “քրքում”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press