كوسا

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sumerian 𒄾 (ukuš2, cucumber), likely via Akkadian 𒄾 (qiššû, cucumber); doublet of قِثَّاء (qiṯṯāʾ), قُثَّاء (quṯṯāʾ, Armenian cucumber); compare with Ancient Greek κυκυος (kukuos) and Latin cucumis.

All plants of Cucurbita spec., zucchini included, are New World plants only introduced to the Old World after the discovery of the Americas; the Arabic term is applied from its similar appearance to its Old World relatives in the genus Cucumis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كُوسَا (kūsāf

  1. zucchini (vegetable)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, ukuš, University of Pennsylvania, 2004