քրքում

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քրքում (kʿrkʿum); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

քրքում (kʿrkʿum)

  1. (botany) saffron plant, crocus
  2. seasoning made from saffron
  3. dye made from saffron
  4. the colour of saffron

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian *kurkum. Compare Persian کرکم (kurkum, saffron) and Arabic كركم (kúrkum). Borrowed from the East into many languages.

Noun[edit]

քրքում (kʿrkʿum

  1. (botany) crocus, saffron
    քրքում վայրենի, սուտ քրքումkʿrkʿum vayreni, sut kʿrkʿum ― carthamus, bastard or mock saffron, safflower
    հնդիկ քրքումhndik kʿrkʿum ― curcuma, turmeric, terra merita

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References[edit]

  • քրքում in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • քրքում in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • քրքում in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University