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GeorgianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Georgian ქურქუმა (kurkuma); see there for more.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kʰurkʰumɑ/
  • Hyphenation: ქურ‧ქუ‧მა

NounEdit

ქურქუმა (kurkuma) (plural ქურქუმები)

  1. crocus, saffron

InflectionEdit

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Old GeorgianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Arabic كُرْكُم(kurkum), Persian کرکم‎, New Latin Curcuma, Middle Persian *kurkum.

According to Ačaṙean, from Old Armenian քրքում (kʿrkʿum).

NounEdit

ქურქუმა (kurkuma)

  1. crocus, crocum

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “քրքում”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • abulaʒe, ilia (1973), “ქურქუმა”, in ʒveli kartuli enis leksiḳoni (masalebi) [Dictionary of Old Georgian (Materials)] (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Metsniereba, page 459