Karmir

March 1, 2015 @ Moc

Just few notes for these interesting connections …

In Armenian: կարմիր (karmir) = red. This is an Iranian borrowing. krmʾyr, “red”, Sanskrit किर्मीर (kirmīra, “a variegated color”) and Hebrew כרמיל (karmīl, “crimson, carmine”). Ultimately from the word for “worm”: compare Persian کرم (kerm), Sanskrit कृमि (kṛ́mi).
In Greek: (ο) καρμίρης [karmíris] (masculine); (η) καρμίρα [karmíra] & καρμίρισσα [karmírisa] (feminine):colloquial for a poor, stingy, miserable and mean person (ie. always feeling “in the red” ! lol )

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