Persian: galbanum

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by seitt, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Greetings,

    Please see:
    http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/باریجه
    باریجه، کما یا قسنی (Ferula gummosa) گیاهی خودرو از خانواده چتریان می‌باشد. از شیره ریشه آن ماده‌ای معطر گرفته می‌شود که در زبان‌های اروپایی galbanum خوانده می‌شود و کاربرد دارویی دارد.
    محتویات

    The problem is that I find none of these in any of my Persian dictionaries. Please, what is the most common word for galbanum? Is it well-known in today’s Iran?

    Best wishes, and many thanks,

    Simon
     
  2. Treaty Senior Member

    Australia
    Persian
    I had never heard of this plant before. However I think باریجه can be the best candidate, at least recently. First, officials call it باریجه. Second, it sounds more familiar. Third, the other name قسنی can be confused with کاسنی, a very famous plant. And a renown herbal-medicine company is named باریج اسانس
     
  3. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Many thanks - I think باریجه must be pronounced as "bārije", but what about کما & قسنی, please? How are they pronounced?
     
  4. Treaty Senior Member

    Australia
    Persian
    You're right about باریجه. Here it says قاسنی sounds like کاسنی
    I have no idea about other words.
     
  5. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Many thanks, excellent.
     
  6. SamiraFrancophile

    SamiraFrancophile Senior Member

    Tehran
    persian
    Yes; Seiit; "barije" is called nowadays كاسني in Iran and قَسني is another pronunciation for it in Fars province. Koma is also another herb used in traditional medicine for lowering blood pressure. some people in towns using it to cook a meal with it. It is also an antiseptic herb as well.
     
  7. Treaty Senior Member

    Australia
    Persian
    Are you sure? Their images look like completely different. Barije looks like a large fennel (شود) with small yellow flowers and large shapeless root. While kasni has bluish flowers and large leaves, and a shallot like root.
     
  8. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Many thanks - please could you give the pronunciation of شود?
     
  9. Treaty Senior Member

    Australia
    Persian
    You're welcome. Its pronunciation is /ʃeved/. You may here variants as well : /ʃivid/ or /ʃebed/
     
  10. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Much obliged!
     
  11. SamiraFrancophile

    SamiraFrancophile Senior Member

    Tehran
    persian
    Yes Treaty, 99% sure :)
     
  12. SamiraFrancophile

    SamiraFrancophile Senior Member

    Tehran
    persian
    In some formal texts, I also noticed "shebet"
     

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