Origin: Ger zirkon, altered (by Werner: see wernerite) < Fr jargon < It giargone < Ar zarqūn, bright red < Pers zargūn, gold-colored < zar, gold
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Origin: German Zirkon, from Arabic siriqun, from Greek surikon, from Persian āzargūn, fire color : āzar, fire (from Middle Persian ādur, from Old Persian *ātar, āç-, in Āçiyādiya, fire-worship month; see āter- in Indo-European roots) + -gūn, color (from Middle Persian; akin to Avestan gaonəm, hair, complexion (second sense unattested)).
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