梭梭

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Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(梭梭)
alternative forms 瑣瑣琐琐
鎖鎖锁锁
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Described by Tao Zongyi (1329–1410) as a tree native to Uyghuristan, this is likely a borrowing from Uyghur سۆكسۆك(söksök); compare Turkmen sazak, Mongolian ᠵᠠᠭ (ǰag) / заг (zag), Kazakh сексеуіл (seksewil), Uzbek saksovul, Russian саксау́л (saksaúl), English saxaul.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

梭梭

  1. saxaul (Haloxylon ammodendron)

Etymology 2[edit]

shuttle shuttle
simp. and trad.
(梭梭)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

梭梭

  1. (literary, ideophonic) moving back and forth like the shuttle; frequent