From Middle English sugre candy, from Old French sucre candi, from Arabic سُكَّر قَنْدِي, from Arabic قَنْد, from Persian کند; likely from Sanskrit खण्ड, root खण्ड्, or from Proto-Dravidian *kaṇṭu; compare Tamil கண்டு.
From Marathi खंडी, from Sanskrit खण्डन, from root खण्ड्.
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