- 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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Examples from the Web for koh-i-noor
I have my Koh-i-noor—my desire to depart and surrender my life to God.The Christian
I cannot philosophically account for the Koh-i-noor's wrath.
At the head of the table, just now, the Koh-i-noor, or the gentleman with the diamond.
It was from this grand architectural structure that the Koh-i-noor was taken.Due West
Maturin Murray Ballou
The Koh-i-noor, by the way, which was found in India only weighs 186 karats.An African Adventure
Isaac F. Marcosson
Kohinor or Kohinur
- 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
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Word Origin and History for koh-i-noor
famous diamond, one of the British crown jewels after the annexation of Punjab in 1849, from Persian koh-i-nur, literally "mountain of light," from Persian koh "mountain" + Arabic nur "light."
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