It is obvious that the word "kurd" is very old: in Pahlavi as "kurt/kwrt" it has been written, in Aramaic "qardu", and in Ancient Greek "kyrti". But it is not clear if the meaning of these words is for the present Kurdish people or not. But the conclusion is not even clear what the meaning of these words is.(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)
Kurd (plural Kurds)
- A member of the linguistically and culturally distinct people who speak Kurdish and inhabit those parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia, Armenia and Georgia sometimes known as Kurdistan.
- 1595, Abraham Hartwell, The History of the Warres between the Turkes and the Persians, translation of Historia della guerra fra Turchi, et Persiani by Giovanni Tommaso Minadoi:
- Curdi, B[arbarous]. a people which many think to be the Parthians, A[uncient]. But we cannot possiblie thinke them to be so. wherein we agree with Castaldo.
- 1865, Charles Wells, Mehemet, the Kurd, and Other Tales, from Eastern Sources, page 16:
- Mehemet took her for a man and said, “Good father, I am a Kurd: my story is very curious”
- 2018 May 8, Sarah El Deeb, “In a new justice system, Kurds put IS on trial eyeing reconciliation”, in Sydney Morning Herald:
- After defeating IS in battle, Syria's Kurds are now eager to show they can bring justice against the group's members.
Kurd m pers (feminine Kurdyjka)
- Kurd in Polish dictionaries at PWN