Jun. 13th, 2017

attar

Jun. 13th, 2017 07:38 am
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attar (AT-er) - n., essential oils distilled from flowers or petals, esp. from roses.


Also, perfume made from such oils, and also (heavy) (botanical) fragrance in general. Borrowed in the 1790s from Persian 'atar, short for 'atar-gūl, attar of roses, from ʿatara, to smell sweet, from iṭr, fragrance, from Arabic roots. Yes, I know, those should be in Persian script, but the odor was too overpowering to work out how to include those.

---L.

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