zelkova

See also: Zelkova

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin (genus name) from Russian дзе́льква (dzélʹkva, tree, wood), from Georgian ძელქვა (ʒelkva), from Old Georgian ძელქვაჲ (ʒelkvay), from ძელი (ʒeli, beam) + ქვაჲ (kvay, stone).

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zelkova (plural zelkovas)

  1. A kind of tree in the elm family (genus Zelkova). [from 19th c.]
    • 2015, Deborah Smith, translating Han Kang, The Vegetarian, Granta 2018, p. 135:
      While she waits for the doctor to come down from the consultation room, she turns to look at the zelkova tree which stands in the hospital's front garden.

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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Georgian ძელქვა (ʒelkva).

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zelkova f

  1. zelkova

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  • zelkova in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • zelkova in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989