Arabic

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Etymology 1

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Root
ز ر د (z-r-d)

Verb

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زَرَدَ (zarada) I, non-past يَزْرُدُ‎ (yazrudu)

  1. to choke, to strangle
  2. to gulp, to swallow, to devour
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Etymology 2

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From an early West Iranian source, probably via Aramaic זַרְדָּא / ܙܰܪܕܳܐ (zarədā). See Persian زره (zere) for more.

Noun

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زَرَد (zaradm (plural زُرُود (zurūd))

  1. chainmail, coat of mail
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Etymology 3

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Noun

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زَرْد (zardm

  1. verbal noun of زَرَدَ (zarada) (form I)
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Baluchi

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Iranian *jŕ̥dayam, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ȷ́ʰŕ̥dayam, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr.

Compare Avestan 𐬰𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬛 (zərəd), Persian دل (del), old Mazanderani زیله (zila) Sanskrit हृदय (hṛdaya), Armenian սիրտ (sirt), and English heart.

Doublet of دل, which is from the same root but reborrowed from Persian.

Noun

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زرد (zird)

  1. (anatomy) heart
  2. conscience (sense of right and wrong)
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Etymology 2

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Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (yellow, gleam, shine). Related to Baluchi زر (zar, gold, money). Compare Old Church Slavonic злато (zlato, gold), Latvian zelts, English gold.

Adjective

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زرد (zard)

  1. yellow
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Ottoman Turkish

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Etymology 1

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From Persian زرد (zard).

Adjective

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زرد (zerd)

  1. yellow
    Synonyms: صری (sarı), اصفر (asfer)
Descendants
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  • Turkish: zerd

Etymology 2

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From Arabic زَرْد (zard).

Noun

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زرد (zerd)

  1. strangling
  2. suffocation

Further reading

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Persian

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Etymology

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From Middle Persian [script needed] (zlt' /⁠zard⁠/, yellow). Related to زر (zar, gold).

Pronunciation

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Readings
Classical reading? zard
Dari reading? zard
Iranian reading? zard
Tajik reading? zard

Adjective

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Dari زرد
Iranian Persian
Tajik зард

زرد (zard)

  1. yellow
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Sindhi

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Classical Persian زرد (zard).

Adjective

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زرد (zardu)

  1. yellow

Urdu

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Classical Persian زرد (zard).

Adjective

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زرد (zard) (Hindi spelling ज़र्द)

  1. yellow

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