Kohinoor Koh`i*noor", Kohnur Koh`*nur (k[=o]`[i^]*n[=oo]r"), n. [Per. koh-i-n[=u]r, lit., mountain of light.] A famous diamond, surrendered to the British crown on the annexation of the Punjab. According to Hindu legends, it was found in a Golconda mine, and has been the property of various Hindu and Persian rulers. [1913 Webster]

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  • Kohinoor — or Koh i noor [kō′i noor΄] n. [Pers kōh i nūr, lit., mountain of light] a famous large Indian diamond, now one of the British crown jewels …   English World dictionary

  • Kohinoor — Koh i Nor Croquis du Koh i Noor d après Tavernier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kohinoor — Ko|hi|noor 〈[ nu:r] m.; s; unz.〉 berühmter großer Diamant im Besitz des britischen Königshauses, 108,93 Karat; oV Kohinur [<pers. koh i nur „Berg des Lichts“] * * * Kohinoor   [ nuːr; persisch »Berg des Lichts«], Koh i Nur, berühmter Diamant… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kohinoor — Kohinor, Kohinoor persischer Name, Bedeutung: Berg des Lichts. Bekannt durch den gleichnamigen Diamanten …   Deutsch namen

  • Kohinoor — Koh i Noor Kopie in der alten Form Koh i Noor Kopie in der neuen Form …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kohinoor — /koh euh noor /, n. an Indian diamond weighing 106 carats; now part of the British crown jewels. Also, Koh i noor. [ < Pers kohinur lit., mountain of light] * * * …   Universalium

  • Kohinoor — Ko|hi|noor 〈 [ nu:r] m.; Gen.: s; Pl.: unz.〉 = Kohinur …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Kohinoor —  / Koh i noor  Famous Indian diamond, now part of the British crown jewels …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Kohinoor — n. famous Indian diamond which weighs 106 carats (part of the British crown jewels) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Kohinoor — /ˈkoʊənʊə/ (say kohuhnoouh) noun one of the world s largest diamonds, 108 carats, first discovered in India and now part of the British crown jewels. {Persian kōh i nūr mountain of light} …   Australian English dictionary

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