عراق

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See also: العراقand عراف

Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic الْعِرَاق(al-ʿirāq, Iraq), of uncertain derivation. Possibly from SumerianUruk” or “Warka” (Biblical “Erech”) region in the south of ancient Iraq. Medieval Arabic uses ‘Iraq’ as a geographical term for the area in the south and center of the modern Iraq. Some Arabic sources say that Iraq comes from عَرِيق(ʿarīq, deep-rooted), from عِرْق(ʿirq, root), while others say it is from Middle Persian's [script needed] (ˀl'k' /erāg/, lowlands), due to historic rule from Iraq's plateau-situated neighbor, Persia.

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Dari Persian عراق
Iranian Persian
Tajik Ироқ (Iroq)

عراق ('arâq, 'erâq)

  1. Iraq
  2. Origin

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Urdu[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

عراق ('irāqf (Hindi spelling इराक़)

  1. Iraq

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