ζάχαρη

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek ζάχαρις (zákharis)/ζάχαρι(ν) (zákhari(n)), from Ancient Greek σάκχαρις (sákkharis), derived from σάκχαρ (sákkhar) which is ultimately from Sanskrit शर्करा (śarkarā) via Pali.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈza.xa.ɾi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ζά‧χα‧ρη

Noun[edit]

ζάχαρη (zácharif (plural ζάχαρες) (plural form is rare)

  1. sugar, sucrose

Usage notes[edit]

Genitive singular: also learned type ζαχάρεως used in the expressions: βιομηχανία ζαχάρεως (sugar industry), εργοστάσιο ζαχάρεως (sugar factory).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: zahãri
  • Bulgarian: захар (zahar)
  • Romanian: zahăr

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