Kohinoor

or Koh-i-noor

[ koh-uh-noo r ]
/ ˈkoʊ əˌnʊər /
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noun

an Indian diamond weighing 106 carats; now part of the British crown jewels.

Origin of Kohinoor

From the Persian word kōhinūr literally, mountain of light
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Koh-i-noor

Kohinor or Kohinur

/ (ˌkəʊɪˈnʊə) /

noun

a very large oval Indian diamond, part of the British crown jewels since 1849, weighing 108.8 carats

Word Origin for Koh-i-noor

C19: from Persian Kōh-i-nūr, literally: mountain of light, from kōh mountain + Arabic nūr light
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