Persian edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

 

Readings
Classical reading? nārwan
Dari reading? nārwan
Iranian reading? nârvan
Tajik reading? norvan

Etymology 1 edit

Akin to Manichaean Parthian [script needed] (nʾrwʾn /⁠nārwān⁠/, elm) and Old Uyghur [Manichaean needed] (narwan, elm).

Noun edit

نارون (nârvan)

  1. (Transoxianan, obsolete) a large tree with many branches
  2. elm

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Persian equivalent to نار (nâr) +‎ ون (van, (ash) tree) or بن (bon, tree, bush) (the same word with regular sound change from Middle to New Persian).

Noun edit

نارون (nârvan)

  1. (obsolete) pomegranate tree
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ferdowsi to this entry?)

References edit

  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1892) “نارون”, in A Comprehensive Persian–English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul
  • Vullers, Johann August (1856–1864) “نارون”, in Lexicon Persico-Latinum etymologicum cum linguis maxime cognatis Sanscrita et Zendica et Pehlevica comparatum, e lexicis persice scriptis Borhâni Qâtiu, Haft Qulzum et Bahâri agam et persico-turcico Farhangi-Shuûrî confectum, adhibitis etiam Castelli, Meninski, Richardson et aliorum operibus et auctoritate scriptorum Persicorum adauctum[1] (in Latin), volume 2, Gießen: J. Ricker, page 1275a
  • Wolff, Fritz (1935) Glossar zu Firdosis Schahname[2] (in German), Berlin: Reichsdruckerei, page 794a; addition Wolff, Fritz (1991) “Verbesserungen und Zusätze zum Schahname-Glossar”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[3] (in German), volume 141, page 110