[kurd, koo rd; Persian koord] /kɜrd, kʊərd; Persian kurd/
a member of an Islamic people speaking and dwelling chiefly in Kurdistan.
a member of a nomadic people living chiefly in E Turkey, N Iraq, and W Iran
1610s, the people’s self-designation.
/kəˈdaɪtʃə/ noun 1. (in certain Central Australian Aboriginal tribes) the man with the mission of avenging the death of a tribesman Also kadaitcha
- Kurdaitcha shoes
plural noun 1. (in certain Central Australian Aboriginal tribes) the emu-feather shoes worn by the kurdaitcha on his mission so that his footsteps may not be traced Also kadaitcha shoes
[kur-dish, koo r-] /ˈkɜr dɪʃ, ˈkʊər-/ adjective 1. of or relating to the or their language. 2. of or relating to Kurdistan, its people, or their language. noun 3. the language of the , an Iranian language. /ˈkɜːdɪʃ/ noun 1. the language of the Kurds, belonging to the West Iranian branch of the Indo-European family […]
[kur-duh-stan; Persian koor-di-stahn] /ˈkɜr dəˌstæn; Persian ˌkur dɪˈstɑn/ noun 1. a mountain and plateau region in SE Turkey, NW Iran, and N Iraq: inhabited largely by Kurds. 74,000 sq. mi. (191,660 sq. km). 2. any of several types of rugs woven by the Kurds of Turkey or Iran. /ˌkɜːdɪˈstɑːn/ noun 1. a large plateau and […]