جلجلان

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From جَلْجَلَ(jaljala, to rattle) for the fruits of Savignya parviflora dance and shake when ripe and dry – if the verb is not from the plant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

جُلْجُلان or جِلْجِلَان (juljulān or jiljilānm

  1. Savignya parviflora
  2. sesame

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mandaville, James Paul (2011) Bedouin Ethnobotany. Plant Concepts and Uses in a Desert Pastoral World, Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, →ISBN, page 215, 291
  • Behnstedt, Peter; Woidich, Manfred, editors (2012) Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekte – Band II: Materielle Kultur (Handbook of Oriental Studies – Handbuch der Orientalistik; 100/II) (in German), Leiden: Brill, pages 273–274

Libyan Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

جلجلان (jəljlānm

  1. sesame seed