attar

Jun. 13th, 2017 07:38 am
prettygoodword: text: words are sexy (Default)
[personal profile] prettygoodword
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.

September 2017

S M T W T F S
      12
34 5 6 7 89
10 11 12 13 14 1516
17 18 19 20212223
24252627282930

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 12:37 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios