شترگاوپلنگ

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From Middle Persian ʾwštlgʾwplng (uštar-gāw-palang, giraffe), compound of ʾwštl (uštar, camel) + gʾw (gāw, ox, cow, bull) + plng (palang, leopard). Also analyzable as شتر(šotor, camel) +‎ گاو(gâv, cow) +‎ پلنگ(palang, leopard).

Compare Old Armenian շտրպաղանգ (štrpałang), an Iranian borrowing. For the formation compare Ancient Greek καμηλοπάρδαλις (kamēlopárdalis), Old Armenian ընձուղտ (ənjułt), Classical Syriac ܓܡܠ ܢܡܪܐ(ɡmal-nemrā).

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شترگاوپلنگ (šotorgâvpalang) (plural شترگاوپلنگ‌ها(šotorgâvpalang-hâ) or شترگاوپلنگان(šotorgâvpalangân))

  1. (archaic) camelopard, giraffe
  2. anything composed of very disparate parts

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