koh-i-noor

Kohinoor

[koh-uh-noor]
noun
an Indian diamond weighing 106 carats; now part of the British crown jewels.
Also, Koh-i-noor.


Origin:
< Persian kōhinūr literally, mountain of light

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Koh-i-noor, Kohinor or Kohinur (ˌkəʊɪˈnʊə)
 
n
a very large oval Indian diamond, part of the British crown jewels since 1849, weighing 108.8 carats
 
[C19: from Persian Kōh-i-nūr, literally: mountain of light, from kōh mountain + Arabic nūr light]
 
Kohinor, Kohinor or Kohinur
 
n
 
[C19: from Persian Kōh-i-nūr, literally: mountain of light, from kōh mountain + Arabic nūr light]
 
Kohinur, Kohinor or Kohinur
 
n
 
[C19: from Persian Kōh-i-nūr, literally: mountain of light, from kōh mountain + Arabic nūr light]

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koh-i-noor
famous diamond, one of the British crown jewels after the annexation of Punjab in 1849, from Pers. koh-i-nur, lit. "mountain of light," from Pers. koh "mountain" + Arabic nur "light."
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