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07:03 Jun 19, 2005
Farsi (Persian) to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
Military / Defense
Farsi (Persian) term or phrase:
Dina Abdo
Palestine
Local time: 20:06
Arabic translation:citadel, stronghold
Explanation:
We have "kut" in Farsi meaning "citadel, stronghold". It is somewhat old, and nowadays "estehkAmAt" and/or "pAyegAh" is used instead.
I read in a book (about Saddam Hussein) that Kuwait, the country, has been derived from the word "kut"; that is to say,"Kuwait" is the diminutive form of "kut". The said book goes on to say that original Kuwaiti people lived in a "kut", whcih was later expanded into Kuwait.
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Ali Beikian
Iran
Local time: 21:36
Grading comment
I know about Kut being the origin of Kuwait but it can't be in that context. I think that stronghold might work for it too as a military term. I'll suggest it and see what happens :) Thanks a lot :)
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Ali Beikian


  

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كوت
citadel, stronghold


Explanation:
We have "kut" in Farsi meaning "citadel, stronghold". It is somewhat old, and nowadays "estehkAmAt" and/or "pAyegAh" is used instead.
I read in a book (about Saddam Hussein) that Kuwait, the country, has been derived from the word "kut"; that is to say,"Kuwait" is the diminutive form of "kut". The said book goes on to say that original Kuwaiti people lived in a "kut", whcih was later expanded into Kuwait.

Ali Beikian
Iran
Local time: 21:36
Native speaker of: Native in Persian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi), Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
Grading comment
I know about Kut being the origin of Kuwait but it can't be in that context. I think that stronghold might work for it too as a military term. I'll suggest it and see what happens :) Thanks a lot :)
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