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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Not a Classical Arabic word. Possible etymologies:

  • From بَرُود (barūd, a soothing collyrium (kuhl) used for inflammation of the eye; any powdery collyrium). The sound change a > ā has also been found in the words غَاسُول (ḡāsūl) and فَاسُوخ (fāsūḵ) in Maghrebi Arabic; see Colin (page 1057a) for more discussion.
  • Via Aramaic from Armenian վառօդ (vaṙōd, gunpowder), but according to Ačaṙyan the latter is a reshaping of բարութ (barutʿ) by popular etymology as վառ (vaṙ, burning) + օդ (ōd, air) and its earliest attestation is in the 18th century.

NounEdit

بَارُود (bārūdm

  1. saltpetre
  2. gunpowder

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PersianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

بارود (bârud)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of باروت

UrduEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic بَارُود (bārūd).

NounEdit

بارود (bārūdf (Hindi spelling बारूद)

  1. gunpowder