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 քրքում‎ ― kʿrkʿum vayreni, sut kʿrkʿum ― carthamus, bastard or mock saffron, safflower
    հնդիկ քրքում‎ ― hndik kʿrkʿum ― curcuma, turmeric, terra merita

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քրքում”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քրքում”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “քրքում”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935