قرطم

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Arabic[edit]

قُرْطُمCarthamus tinctorius

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Syriac ܩܽܘܪܛܡܳܐ(qūrṭəmā, safflower), from ܩܰܪܛܶܡ(qarṭem, to cut off gently, to trim), from the plucking off petals which are used for dyeing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

قُرْطُم (qurṭumm

  1. distaff thistle (Carthamus gen. et spp.)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Armenian: ղրտում (łrtum)

Further reading[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo.svg قرطم‎ on the Arabic Wikipedia.Wikipedia ar
  • qrṭm”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–

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