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رُمَّان
 
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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain direct and ultimate source, not Semitic. Compare Hebrew רימון \ רִמּוֹן(rimmṓn) and Aramaic רִימֹּונָא‎ / רִמֹּונָא‎(rimmōnā‎) /‎‎ רוּמָּנָא‎‎ /‏ ܪܘܡܢܐ(rummānā), Ge'ez ሮማን (roman), Akkadian 𒄑𒈢𒆳𒊏 (/armannu/). Other orders of the consonants: Sumerian 𒉡𒌫𒈠 (NU-UR2-MA /nurma/, pomegranate), Akkadian 𒉡𒌫𒈠 (NU-UR2-MA /nurmû/), Akkadian 𒇻𒆸𒌅 (/lurmû, lurimtu, lurinnu/, pomegranate), Akkadian 𒉡𒊑𒅎𒁺 (nu-ri-im-du /nurimdu, nurimtu/, pomegranate), Hurrian 𒉡𒊏𒀭𒋾 (nu-ra-an-ti /nuranti/, pomegranate), Hittite 𒉡𒌫𒈬 (/nurmû/, pomegranate), Ugaritic 𐎍𐎗𐎎𐎐 (lrmn, pomegranate), Persian انار ,نار(nâr, anâr, pomegranate).
Likely from Semitic: Egyptian [Term?] (/alhammān/) > Demotic hrnt > ⲉⲣⲙⲁⲛ (erman, Bohairic), ⲗⲉϩⲙⲉⲛ (lehmen, Akhmimic), ϩⲉⲣⲙⲁⲛ (herman, Sahidic),

NounEdit

رُمَّان (rummānm (collective, singulative رُمَّانَة(rummāna))

  1. (uncountable) pomegranate

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DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: romano
  • Maltese: rummiena
  • Portuguese: romã

ReferencesEdit

  • nurma”, in The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 142
  • Hoch, James E. (1994) Semitic Words in Egyptian Texts of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period, Princeton: Princeton University Press, →ISBN, pages 24–25
  • Löw, Immanuel (1924) Die Flora der Juden[1] (in German), volume 3, Wien und Leipzig: R. Löwit, pages 80–113
  • Zimmern, Heinrich (1915) Akkadische Fremdwörter als Beweis für babylonischen Kultureinfluss (in German), Leipzig: A. Edelmann, page 54

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French roman.

NounEdit

رمان (român)

  1. novel