Nauruz

noun

Nau·​ruz
(ˈ)nau̇¦rüz
plural -es
: the Persian New Year's Day celebrated at the vernal equinox as a day of great festivity

Word History

Etymology

Persian naurūz, naurōz, literally, new day, from nau new + rūz, rōz day, from Old Persian raucha-; akin to Sanskrit nava new & to Sanskrit rocate he shines

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“Nauruz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nauruz. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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