قند

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Apabhraṃśa / Sanskrit खण्ड (khaṇḍa, scrap, broken piece).

Noun[edit]

قَنْد (qandm (plural قُنُود(qunūd))

  1. rock sugar (originally: the solidified sap of the sugarcane)

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Gulf Arabic[edit]

چاي وقند (tea and sugar cube(s))

Etymology[edit]

From Persian قند(qand), from Classical Arabic قَنْد(qand).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kuwait) IPA(key): /qənd/, (q-ʁ merger) /ʁənd/

Noun[edit]

قَنْد (qandm (collective, singulative قَنْدة(qanda), plural قَنْدات(qandāt))

  1. sugar cube

Usage notes[edit]

The word can be used with حَبّة(ḥabba, piece) to indicate number of pieces, for example: حطلي حبتين قند بالچاي(ḥiṭli ḥabbitēn qand bič-čāy, Put two pieces of sugar cube in the tea for me). Alternatively, regular plural (and dual) can be used, eg: حطلي قندتين بالچاي(ḥiṭli qanditēn bič-čāy, Put two sugar cubes in the tea for me). Finally, the word can be used as is preceded by a number, ex: حطلي اثنين قند بالچاي(ḥiṭli aṯnēn qand bič-čāy, Put two sugar cube in the tea for me).


Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قَنْد(qand), displacing older کند(kand) or کاند(kānd)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

قند (qand) (plural قندها(qand-hâ))

  1. sugar cube

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Gulf Arabic: قند(qand)