کرگ

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Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] (klg /karg/, rhinoceros; horn). More at کرگدن‎.

Noun[edit]

کرگ (karg)

  1. (archaic) a rhinoceros
    • 10th Century CE, Ferdowsi, Shahnameh
      چو شب شد شنیدند آواز کرگ / سکندر بپوشید خفتان و ترگ
      čo šab šod šenidand âvâze karg / sekandar bepušid xeftân o targ
      By nightfall, they heard rhinoceros growling / [as a result,] Alexander put on his armor and helmet.

Desendants[edit]

کرگدن(kargadan)

References[edit]

Dehkhoda, Ali-Akbar (1931–) , “کرگ”, in Dehkhoda Dictionary Institute, editors, Dehkhoda Dictionary (in Persian), Tehran: University of Tehran Press