zarok

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Kurdish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Cabolov compares with Arabic ذُرِّيَّة(ḏurriyya, progeny), ذَرارِي(ḏarārī, children), which seems possible, though not fully convincing since the Arabic words are of moderate frequence and the stem ḏarr- (zarr-) would have to be an independent backformation in Kurdish. Compare, however, the Kurdish borrowing zurryet (progeny) from ذُرِّيَّة(ḏurriyya). Other possibilities include a (vague) derivation from the stem of zan (to bear; to be born), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zarok ?

  1. child

References[edit]

  • Cabolov, R. L. (2010) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ kurdskovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Kurdish Language] (in Russian), volume II, Moscow: Russian Academy Press Vostochnaya Literatura, page 519