• From Middle English synamome, from Old French cinnamone, from Latin cinnamon, cinnamōmum, from Ancient Greek κιννάμωμον, later κίνναμον, probably to be explained as “Chinese amomum”, ἄμωμον being, only cognate to Classical Syriac ܚܡܵܡܵܐ and Arabic حَمَامَا, a phytonym of lost provenience for a varied genus Amomum of spice and drug plants; compare for this composition the Iranian designation دارچین.

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