cumin

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English[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Old English cymen, from Latin cuminum, from Ancient Greek κύμινον (kúminon). Cognate with Old High German kumin. Ultimately from a Semitic root, whence Hebrew כמון (kammon) and Arabic كمون (kammūn).[1][2] Possibly related to caraway.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkʌmɪn/, /ˈkjuːmɪn/, enPR: kŭmʹĭn, kyo͞oʹmĭn
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkumɪn/, /ˈkjumɪn/, /ˈkʌmɪn/, /ˈkʊmɪn/, enPR: ko͞oʹmĭn
  • Rhymes: -ʌmɪn

Noun[edit]

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 and Mexican cookery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ cumin” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. ^ cumin” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cuminum, from Ancient Greek (kyminon), itself of Semitic origin

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cumin m (plural cumins)

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

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Romansch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cumin m (plural cumins)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) village

Synonyms[edit]

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