كركم

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Arabic[edit]

كُرْكُم
كُرْكُم

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Etymology[edit]

Semitic cognates include Aramaic כּוּרְכְּמָא‎,‎ ܟܽܘܪܟܡܳܐ(kurkmā), Akkadian 𒌑𒆪𒄀𒆸𒈾 (/kurkanū/), Hebrew כַּרְכֹּם / כַּרְכֹּום(karkom); however because of non-philological evidence it is a preferred assumption that the Arabic comes via India, from Sanskrit कुङ्कुम (kuṅkuma).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كُرْكُم (kurkumm

  1. Curcuma and especially Curcuma longa, turmeric, Indian saffron
  2. curcumin

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Levey, Martin (1973) Early Arabic Pharmacology. An Introduction Based on Ancient and Medieval Sources, Leiden: Brill, pages 61–62
  • kwrkm”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–