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Persian (Farsi) translation: قاسنی/کاسنی

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English term or phrase:galbanum
Persian (Farsi) translation:قاسنی/کاسنی
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14:20 Feb 21, 2013
English to Persian (Farsi) translations [PRO]
Science - Botany / Resins
English term or phrase: galbanum
Greetings,

As far as I can see this seems to be a kind of bitter, medicinal equivalent of mastic – in fact I live in mastic country!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastic_(plant_resin)

The Persian for ‘mastic’ is کندر رومی or, alternatively مصطکی. I had thought that galbanum was a quintessentially Iranian product, as I have said above, very much corresponding to mastic in Greece and the Aegean region of Turkey.

So I was greatly surprised when I mentioned it to some Iranian friends and acquaintances and they said they had never heard of it.

Anyway, I've found a page about it on Wikipedia:
http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/باریجه
I quote:
باریجه، کما یا قسنی

I really need the most usual word for ‘galbanum’, please – is it one of the above or something yet again?

Best wishes, and many thanks,

Simon

PS Ah, yes, here we are:
http://incensemaking.com/monographs/galbanum.htm
It originally grew in the Mesopotamia area and was exported to India, China, Israel, and Egypt. Today Iran and Turkey are the primary sources of all Galbanum.

PPS Turkish is "kasnı", presumably cognate with قسنی.
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:34
قاسنی/کاسنی
Explanation:


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or "باریجه"

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we have different names for this like قاسنی،باریجه،چلبنا،اشق
but باریجه and قاسنی are more used.
http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/باریجه



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http://www.tim.ir/آموزشی/گیاهان-دارویی/353-گیاه-باریجه-چیست؟...
http://www.cloob.com/club/post/show/clubname/medicinal_plant...

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Mohsen Askary
Local time: 01:04
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Many thanks, super links too!
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قاسنی/کاسنی


Explanation:


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Note added at 1 hr (2013-02-21 15:23:45 GMT)
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or "باریجه"

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Note added at 1 hr (2013-02-21 15:30:32 GMT)
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we have different names for this like قاسنی،باریجه،چلبنا،اشق
but باریجه and قاسنی are more used.
http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/باریجه



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Note added at 23 hrs (2013-02-22 13:49:38 GMT)
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http://www.tim.ir/آموزشی/گیاهان-دارویی/353-گیاه-باریجه-چیست؟...
http://www.cloob.com/club/post/show/clubname/medicinal_plant...



Mohsen Askary
Local time: 01:04
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Many thanks, super links too!
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