Sugar etymology


English word sugar comes from Persian شکر (Sugar.)

Etymology of sugar

Detailed word origin of sugar

Dictionary entry Language Definition
شکر Persian (fas) Sugar.
سُكَّر Arabic (ara)
سكر Arabic (ara) (uncountable) sugar Drunkenness, intoxication, inebriety. Intoxicant. Wine To candy. To sugar, to sprinkle sugar over. To sweeten, to add sugar To be drunk, to be intoxicated. To get drunk, to become intoxicated.
zucchero Old Italian (it-oit)
zucarum Malayalam (mal)
zucchero Italian (it) First-person singular indicative present of zuccherare Sugar (all senses).
zuccarum Malayalam (mal)
chucre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
sucre Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
sucre Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
sugar English (en) (US, Canada, regional) In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the syrup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; with the preposition off.. (entomology) To apply sugar to trees or plants in order to catch moths.. (programming, transitive) To rewrite (source code) using syntactic sugar.. (transitive) To add sugar to; to [...]