See also: سکر‎, سكر‎, سكز‎, شكر, and ش ك ر

BaluchiEdit

NounEdit

شکر (transliteration needed)

  1. sugar

See alsoEdit


PersianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian 𐭱𐭪𐭥(škʿ /šakar/), from Gandhari 𐨭𐨐𐨪(śakara), from Sanskrit शर्करा (śárkarā, ground or candied sugar, originally meaning grit, gravel).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian شکر
Iranian Persian
Tajik шакар (šakar)

شکر (šekar)

  1. sugar
  2. (figuratively) sweet, beautiful speech
    • 1915, Muhammad Iqbal, اسرار خودی [The Secrets of the Self]:
      گرچه هندی در عذوبت شکر است، طرز گفتار دری شیرین‌تر است.‎‎
      garče hendi dar 'ozubat šekar ast, tarz-e goftâr-e dari širin-tar ast.
      Though the Indian [language, i.e. Urdu] is sugar in its sweetness, the way of Dari [i.e. Persian] speech is sweeter yet.

Derived termsEdit

  • شکرشکن(šekar-šakan, mellifluous, literally sugar-breaking)
  • شکری(šekari)

DescendantsEdit

(See also the entries at Middle Persian škl and Arabic سُكَّر(sukkar) for descendants from Middle Persian)


PunjabiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Persian شکر(šekar, sugar)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

شکر (śakkarm (Gurmukhi spelling ਸ਼ੱਕਰ)

  1. sugar

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