See also: جوج‎, جوخ, and حوج

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Aramaic חוֹחַא(ḥōḥā, thornbush), likely originally referring to the Prunus spinosa variety, commonly known as blackthorn; cognates with Classical Syriac ܚܘܚܐ(ḥōḥā, thornbush), and Hebrew חוֹחַ(ḥōaḥ, thornbush), Jewish Babylonian Aramaic חָחָא‎ / חָאחָא(ḥaḥḥā, plum), Classical Syriac ܚܲܚܵܐ(ḥaḥḥā, plum). Possibly an ancient Turkic borrowing, belonging to the family of Azerbaijani göyəm (sloe) (see there for more Turkic).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

خَوْخ (ḵawḵm (collective, singulative خَوْخَة‎ f (ḵawḵa))

  1. a fruit of the genus Prunus (plum, peach, apricot, cherry); often one sort in particular, but with regional differences
    1. peach, peaches
      Synonyms: دُرّاق(durrāq) (Levant), فِرْسِك(firsik) (Southwest Arabia, Al-Andalus), بَرْقُوق(barqūq) (Mauritania, Western Sahara)
    2. (Syria, Jordan, Oman) plum, plums
      Synonyms: بَرْقُوق(barqūq), إِجَّاص(ʾijjāṣ) (Al-Andalus, Iraq), عَيْن الْبَقَر(ʿayn al-baqar) (Tunisia, Libya, Al-Andalus), عَبْقَر(ʿabqar) (Al-Andalus)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Houtsma, Martin Theodor (1894) Ein türkisch-arabisches Glossar, nach der Leidener Handschrift herausgegeben und erläutert[1] (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 100
  • Leslau, Wolf (1991) Comparative Dictionary of Geʿez (Classical Ethiopic), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 280
  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 142

Hijazi ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic خَوْخ(ḵawḵ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

خوخ (ḵōḵm (collective, singulative خوخة(ḵōḵa))

  1. peach

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Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic خَوْخ(ḵawḵ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

خوخ (ḵūḵm (collective, singulative خوخة‎ f (ḵūḵa), paucal خوخات(ḵūḵāt))

  1. peach