[kir-mahn, ker-]


a Persian rug marked by ornate flowing designs and light, muted colors.

Origin of Kirman

First recorded in 1875–80; named after Kerman
Also called Kir·man·shah [kir-mahn-shah, -shaw, ker-, kir-mahn-shah, -shaw, kur-] /kɪrˌmɑnˈʃɑ, -ˈʃɔ, kər-, ˌkɪr mɑnˈʃɑ, -ˈʃɔ, ˌkɜr-/, Kermanshah. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of kirman

  • They wandered to and fro to the east of Persia in the district now called Kirman.

  • Kirman rugs, made in the province of Irak-Ajemi, frequently have a medallion in the centre, entwined with flowers.

  • Most of their stuffs are manufactured at Kirman, a large town on the south coast of Persia, where there are several of this sect.

    Les Parsis

    D. Menant

  • At present there are four in Yezd itself, eighteen in the neighbouring village, and one at Kirman.

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  • His prolonged stay in Kirman was largely spent among the Bahais.

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for kirman


noun plural -mans

a Persian carpet or rug

Word Origin for Kirman

named after Kerman, Iran
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