EnglishEdit

 
Cumin (spice): whole seeds, left; ground into powder, right.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English comyn, from Old English cymen (which is cognate with Old High German kumin) and Old French cummin, both from Latin cuminum, from Ancient Greek κύμινον (kúminon), a Semitic borrowing ultimately to be traced to Akkadian 𒂵𒈬𒉡 (Ú.GAMUN /kamūnu/, cumin).[1][2][3]. Possibly related to caraway.

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

cumin (usually uncountable, plural cumins)

  1. The flowering plant Cuminum cyminum, in the family Apiaceae.
    Cumin is native to the region from the eastern Mediterranean to India.
  2. Its aromatic long seed, used as a spice, notably in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mexican cookery.
    Coordinate term: caraway

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ cumin”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ cumin”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary
  3. ^ Zimmern, Heinrich (1915) Akkadische Fremdwörter als Beweis für babylonischen Kultureinfluss (in German), Leipzig: A. Edelmann, page 57

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cuminum, from Ancient Greek κύμινον (kúminon), itself of Semitic origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cumin m (plural cumins)

  1. the plant cumin
  2. Its seed, a spice

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RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin commūnia, neuter plural of Latin commūnis.

NounEdit

cumin m (plural cumins)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) village

SynonymsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran) vischnanca
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) vitg