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Syllabification: Koh-i-noor
Pronunciation: /ˌkōēˈno͝or

Definition of Koh-i-noor in English:

A famous Indian diamond that has a history going back to the 14th century. It passed into British possession on the annexation of Punjab in 1849 and was set in the queen’s state crown for the coronation of George VI (1937).


from Persian kōh-i nūr 'mountain of light'.

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