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أرضي شوكي

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic matching of English artichoke, based on the native words أَرْضِيّ(ʾarḍiyy, earthly, terrestrial, of ground) and شَوْكِيّ(šawkiyy, thorny, prickly) (i.e. “growing in earth and thorny”), the nisba forms of أَرْض(ʾarḍ, earth) and شَوْك(šawk, thorn), respectively.

English artichoke is in turn of Arabic origin, ultimately from الْخُرْشُوف(al-ḵuršūf, artichoke).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔar.dˤijj ʃaw.kijj/

NounEdit

أَرْضِيّ شَوْكِيّor أَرْضِي شُوكِيّ (ʾarḍiyy šawkiyy or ʾarḍī šōkiyym

  1. (Levantine, collective) artichoke
    Synonym: خُرْشُوف(ḵuršūf)

DeclensionEdit

(can also be indeclinable)