Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Turkmen and Russian pomegranates: translations and meaning of names



I translated the names, and did majority of the naming searches first time in Jan of 2010. I edited it a bit more today.  Accession IDs refer to the USDA pomegranate germplasm repository at Wolfskill station, UC Davis.  As I understand, most (or all) of these accessions came from Dr. Levin, who was in charge of pomegranate collection at the Experimental Station of Plant Genetic Resources, Garrygala (Кара-Кала in Turkmen and Russian) in Turkmenistan (USSR).

Accession ID PI # Cultivar Country of Origin Translation Russian spelling Notes
DPUN0071 483106 Afganski Russia From Afghanistan Афганский
DPUN0060 483107 Al-sirin-nar Russia Pomegranate of Al Sirin ? Аль-сирин-нар "Nar" translates as pomegranate from Persian. Sirin probably refers to Muhammad Ibn Sirin, (born in Basra, Iraq), who was Muslim interpreter of dreams; lived in the 8th century
DPUN0072 483108 Apseronski Russia From Apsheron Апшеронский Apsheron is a city in Azerbaijan, sometimes spelled Absheron
DPUN0065 483109 Apseronski krasnyj Russia Red from Apsheron Апшеронский красный Apsheron is a city in Azerbaijan, sometimes spelled Absheron
DPUN0070 483110 Bala Miursal Russia Honey Miursal Бала Мюрсал Miursal may refer to the village "Miursal" in Agdashsky region in Azerbaijan
DPUN0061 483111 Kaim-anor Russia Pomegranate of Kaim Каим-анор Anor is pomegranate in Uzbek. Kaim is a male name.  It also means standing on its feet, or alive
DPUN0063 483112 Kaj-acik-anor Russia Pomegranate of Brave Acik Кадж-асик анор Anor is pomegranate in Uzbek. Kaj can be translated as Brave.  Acik is men's name.
DPUN0066 483113 Kara bala miursal Russia Black honey from Miursal? Кара бала мюрсал Miursal may refer to the village "Miursal" in Agdashsky region in Azerbaijan
DPUN0073 483114 Kazake Russia ? Казаке
DPUN0069 483116 Kunduzski Russia From Kunduz Кундузский Kunduz is a city in Afghanistan
DPUN0058 483117 Mejhos 6269 Russia Mejhos 6269 Мейхоз Meihos is Azerbaijani men's name
DPUN0067 483118 Nikitski ranni Russia Early variety from Nikitsky Botanical Garden Никитский ранний Nikitsky Botanical Garden is located in Crimea, Ukraine, close to Yalta city
DPUN0074 483119 Saartuzski (Yalta) Russia From Shaartuz (Yalta) Шахритусский (Ялта) Shaartuz is a town in Tajikistan.  "Yalta" probably means that the variety was in Nikitsky Botanical Garden at some point 
DPUN0059 483120 Sakerdze Russia Sakerdze Сакердзе
DPUN0062 483121 Salavatski Russia From Salavat Салаватский There are cities of Salavat in Afghanistan and Iran. 
DPUN0064 483122 Sejanec 2-5/8 Russia Seedling 2-5/8 Сеянец 2-5/8
DPUN0075 483123 Surh-anor Russia Red Granat Сурх-анор Anor is pomegranate in Uzbek. Surh is "Red" in Tajik
DPUN0068 483124 Zubejda (Denau) Russia Zubejda (Denau) Зубейда (Денау) Zubejda is women' name. Denau is a city in Uzbekistan
DPUN0112 1/25 Rannii Turkmenistan 1/25 Early variety 1/25 Ранний
DPUN0113 15/4 Pamyati Rozanova Turkmenistan 15/4 Dedicated to the memory of Rozanov Памяти Розанова "Rozanov" refers to the Soviet pomegranate scientist B.S. Rozanov
DPUN0114 31/69 Turkmenistan
DPUN0115 32/30 Turkmenistan
DPUN0105 Agat Turkmenistan Agate Агат
DPUN0137 Andalib Turkmenistan Andalib Андалиб Andalib is a Turkmen poet (1712—1780)
DPUN0142 Anvari Turkmenistan Anvari Анвари Anvari is a Persian poet (1126-1189), who was born in Abivard (now Turkmenistan)
DPUN0125 Ariana Turkmenistan Ariana Ариана Ariana was a region of the countries between ancient India and ancient Persia
DPUN0135 Azadi Turkmenistan Azadi Азади Azadi is Turkmen poet and scientist (18th century). Azadi also means freedom in Persian
DPUN0158 Balkan Turkmenistan Balkan Балкан Here "Balkan" refers to the Western region of Turkmenistan, the Balkan province
DPUN0157 Chandyr Turkmenistan Chandyr Чандыр Chandyr is the name of river in Turkmenistan that originates in Southern Koperdag.  Chandyr is also an area at the border of Uzbekistan and Tadjikistan.  
DPUN0154 Chernaya Roza Turkmenistan Black Rose Черная Роза
DPUN0131 Dahistan Turkmenistan Dahistan Дахистан The city of Dahistan emerged at the turn of VIII-IX centuries. Currently a province in north-east Iran, populated mostly by Turkmens
DPUN0108 Desertnyi Turkmenistan Dessert (as adjective) Десертный
DPUN0099 DK from Shevlan Turkmenistan DK(?) Shevlan Шевлан Shevlan is a Nature Preserve in Turkmenistan
DPUN0017 594966 Dotch Legrelley Turkmenistan Daughter of Legrelley ? ? Дочь Легрелли
DPUN0126 Girkanets Turkmenistan Ghirkhaner Гирканец Probably refers to a person of Ghirkhani origin, an ancient ethnic group. Girkan is also a natural reserve in Azerbaijan
DPUN0106 Gissarskii Alyi Turkmenistan Gissar scarlet (or "Scarlet from Gissar) Гиссарский алый Gissar Range is a mountain range in Central Asia
DPUN0107 Gissarskii Rozovyi Turkmenistan Gissar pink (or "Pink from Gissar") Гиссарский розовый Gissar Range is a mountain range in Central Asia
DPUN0149 Gulistan Turkmenistan Gulistan Гулистан Gulistan is a city in Uzbekistan
DPUN0160 Gulyalek Turkmenistan Probably means "Smal flower" in Turkmen Гулялек
DPUN0104 Hotuni Zigar Turkmenistan Hotuni Zigar Хотуни Зигар Probably refers to the name of a person.  Hotuni is women's name.  Zigar could be her last name
DPUN0133 Hvalynskii Turkmenistan From Khvalyn Хвалынский Refers to Khvalyn Sea, the ancient Russian name for the Caspian Sea
DPUN0018 594967 Hyrdanar x Goulosha Turkmenistan Hyrdanar x Goulosha ? Х Гюлоша
DPUN0019 594968 Hyrdanar x Kirmizy-Akbuh Turkmenistan ? ?
DPUN0155 Kara Gul Turkmenistan Black Rose  Кара Гуль Translation from Turkmen
DPUN0118 Kara-Kalinskii Turkmenistan From Kara-Kalinsk  Кара-Калинкский Kara in Turkmen means "Black".  Kalinsk is а Russian word for a city.  This combination of words refers to Kara-Kalinsk region in Turkmenistan
DPUN0127 Kemine Turkmenistan Kemine Кемине Mämmetweli Kemine (1770 – 1840) was a Turkmen satirical poet whose works have become a key part of Turkmen literature
DPUN0100 Koinekasyrskii Kislosladkii Krasnyi Turkmenistan Sour-sweet red from Koinekasyrsk Койнекасырский Кислосладкий Красный  Koinekasyrskii refers to the Koinekasyrskii border area in Turkmenistan (a Soviet military border post with Iran)
DPUN0152 Kopetdag Turkmenistan Kopetdag Копетдаг Kopetdag is a mountain range at the border between Turkmenistan and Iran
DPUN0120 Kubarchatyi Turkmenistan With high sides Кубарчатый Probably refers to the form of the fruits
DPUN0101 Kukurchinskii Turkmenistan From Kukurchin ? Кукурчинский Could refer to originating from a person (Kukurchin) or from a vilage (Kukurchin or Kukurchinsk)
DPUN0153 Kyz-Bibi Turkmenistan Kyz-Bibi Кыз-Биби Refers to mausoleum Kys-Bibi that was built in IX century in Merv, Turkmenistan
DPUN0121 Lyubimyi Turkmenistan Favorite Любимый
DPUN0163 Machtumkuli Turkmenistan Magtymguly Махтумкули Magtymguly Pyragy (1733–1797) was a Turkmen spiritual leader and philosophical poet who made significant efforts to secure independence and autonomy for his people in the 18th century.
DPUN0109 Medovyi Vahsha Turkmenistan Honey Vahsha Медовый Ваша Most likely "Vasha" refers here to men's name.  "Varsha" also may mean "rain".  
DPUN0130 Messarian Turkmenistan Messarian Мессариан Messarian is the central town in the land of Dakhs, appeared between 9-10 centuries
DPUN0014 594963 Molla Nepes Turkmenistan Molla Nepes Молла Непес Molla Nepes (1810-1861) is Turkmen poet, musician and singer-impovizator. Molla Nepes is considered an unsurpassed master of the lyric genre.
DPUN0128 Molla-Nepes Turkmenistan Molla-Nepes Молла Непес Molla Nepes (1810-1861) is Turkmen poet, musician and singer-improviser. Molla Nepes is considered an unsurpassed master of the lyric genre.
DPUN0139 Myagkosemyannyi Rozovyi Turkmenistan Soft-seeded Pink Мякгосемянный Розовый
DPUN0134 Myatadzhy Turkmenistan Myatadzhy Мятаджи Myatadzhi is a Turkmen poet (1822-1884) 
DPUN0129 Nisa Turkmenistan Nisa Ниса Nisa (also Parthaunisa) was an ancient city, located near modern-day Bagir village, 18 km northwest of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Nisa is described by some as one of the first capitals of the Parthians. It was traditionally founded by Arsaces I (reigned c. 250 BC–211 BC)
DPUN0145 NUnited Statesi Turkmenistan Looks like as misspelled United States
DPUN0150 Ovadan Turkmenistan Beautiful (from Turkmen) Овадан Unfortunately, now all searches for Ovadan lead to Ovadan-depe, a political prison Saparmurat Niyazov created specifically for members of the political opposition and major officials. 
DPUN0015 594964 Parfianka Turkmenistan Parthian (female) Парфянка Refers to female citizen of Parthia, that at one time occupied areas now in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaidzhan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
DPUN0156 Parfyanets Turkmenistan Parthian (male) Парфянeц Refers to male citizen of Parthia, that at one time occupied areas now in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaidzhan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
DPUN0124 Parfyanka Turkmenistan Parthian (female) Парфянка Refers to female citizen of Parthia, that at one time occupied areas now in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaidzhan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
DPUN0110 Podarok Turkmenistan Gift (present) Подарок
DPUN0123 Saharnyi Turkmenistan Sugary Сахарный
DPUN0140 Seidi Turkmenistan Seydi Сейди May refer to Seydi Ali Reis (1498 – 1563) who was an Ottoman admiral.  He commanded the left wing of the Turkish fleet at the naval Battle of Preveza in 1538.  There is also a city of Seydi in Turkmenistan
DPUN0111 Shainakskii Turkmenistan From Shainak Шайнакский Refers to the village "Shainak" in the Rudaki region in Turmenistan
DPUN0148 Shihimderinskii Turkmenistan From Shihimder Шихимдерский There is canyon Shihimder in Turkmenistan.  Most likely it refers to it.
DPUN0103 Shirin Zigar Turkmenistan Favorit lover (?) Ширин Зигар Shirin means sweet in Persian.
DPUN0151 Sirenevyi Turkmenistan Lilac-colored Сиреневый
DPUN0143 Sogdiana Turkmenistan Sogdiana Согдиана Sogdiana was an ancient civilization of Iranian people and a province of the Achaemenid Persian Empire
DPUN0147 Sumbar Turkmenistan Sumbar Сумбар Refers to the Sumbar regoin in Western Kopetdag.  Wiki contains reference to the Sumbar river only.
DPUN0132 Sumbarskii Turkmenistan From Sumbar Сумбарский Refers to Sumbar regoin in Western Kopetdag.    Wiki contains reference to the Sumbar river only.
DPUN0013 594962 Sverkhranniy Turkmenistan Extremely Early Сверхранний Probably refers to very early fruit ripening
DPUN0136 Syunt Turkmenistan Syunt Сюнт Probably refers to the Sunt-Khasardag Nature Reserve in Western Kopetdag, Turkmenistan
DPUN0122 Turan Turkmenistan Turan Туран Turan means "the land of the Tur". Tur (the son of king Fereydun) is a character in the Persian epic Shahnameh. 
DPUN0116 Vishnevyi Turkmenistan Cherry-colored Вишневый This Russian word refers to the tart cherries only
DPUN0117 Vkusnyi Turkmenistan Tasty Вкусный

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