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شاخ

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Persian

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱak- (branch). Cognate with Sanskrit शाखा (śā́khā).

Noun

شاخ (shâkh)

  1. horn, antler
  2. a branch, bough, shoot, sucker, twig
  3. the arm, from the tip of the finger to the shoulder
  4. the leg, from the groin to the foot
  5. a small cut from a main stream
  6. the spur of a cock
  7. a rib
  8. a bit, piece
  9. a gusset, gore
  10. the forehead
  11. the main beam in the roof of a house
  12. a cup of wine (from a custom prevailing in Jurjistān, to drink wine out of horns), a goblet, a drinking-horn
  13. wine mixed with rose-water
  14. a horn wherein they keep civet, a scent-box
  15. civet
  16. the civet-cat
  17. spices, perfumes

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References

Steingass, Francis Joseph. A Comprehensive Persian-English dictionary, including the Arabic words and phrases to be met with in Persian literature. London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1892.

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