شکر

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See also: سکر‎, سكر‎, سكز‎, شكر, and ش ك ر

Baluchi[edit]

Noun[edit]

شکر (transliteration needed)

  1. sugar

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Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭱𐭪𐭥(škʿ /šakar/), from Gandhari 𐨭𐨐𐨪(śakara), from Sanskrit शर्करा (śárkarā, ground or candied sugar, originally meaning grit, gravel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian شکر
Iranian Persian
Tajik шакар (šakar)

شکر (šekar)

  1. sugar
  2. (figuratively) sweet, beautiful speech
    • 1915, Muhammad Iqbal, اسرار خودی [The Secrets of the Self]:
      گرچه هندی در عذوبت شکر است، طرز گفتار دری شیرین‌تر است.‎‎
      garče hendi dar 'ozubat šekar ast, tarz-e goftâr-e dari širin-tar ast.
      Though the Indian [language, i.e. Urdu] is sugar in its sweetness, the way of Dari [i.e. Persian] speech is sweeter yet.

Derived terms[edit]

  • شکرشکن(šekar-šakan, mellifluous, literally sugar-breaking)
  • شکری(šekari)

Descendants[edit]

(See also the entries at Middle Persian škl and Arabic سُكَّر(sukkar) for descendants from Middle Persian)