خردل

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Arabic[edit]

خَرْدَل

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain etymology, previous comparisons to an Akkadian source have be depreciated as uninformed readings; compare Hebrew חַרְדָּל(ḥardal), Jewish Palestinian Aramaic חרדלא(ḥardlā), Jewish Babylonian Aramaic חַרְדְּלָא(ḥardlā), Classical Syriac ܚܪܕܠܐ(ḥardlā), and potentially Akkadian 𒄷𒊏𒁺 (/ḫurādu/, unidentified aromatic plant possibly in reference to mustard seeds; aromatic seed or spice mix, literally pebbles, little stones); perhaps connected ultimately to Proto-Semitic *ḥVruθ- (to sow, to plant seeds, to till, to plow, to cultivate) or Sumerian 𒌑𒄯𒄯 (/ḫarḫar/, unidentified plant yielding seeds used as a spice) of uncertain provenience.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

خَرْدَل (ḵardalm (collective, singulative خَرْدَلَة(ḵardala))

  1. mustard (plant and condiment)

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Levey, Martin (1973) Early Arabic Pharmacology. An Introduction Based on Ancient and Medieval Sources, Leiden: Brill, page 60

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic خردل‎.

Noun[edit]

خردل (xardal)

  1. mustard

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian خردل‎, from Arabic خردل‎.

Noun[edit]

خردل (xardalm (Hindi spelling ख़र्दल)

  1. mustard