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  • the aura of kingship

    December 27, 2008

  • What language is this?

    December 27, 2008

  • I'm not sure. It's a word that I've read in Gurdjieff. See Gurdjieff in the Light of Tradition.

    December 27, 2008

  • I did a couple of Google searches, but couldn't find anything about the linguistic origin of this word. I did discover, however, that in Russian this word is written цварнохарно, which would be transliterated, using one of the more common and more user-friendly systems, as tsvarnokharno; in the "scientific" system, this would be cvarnoharno or cvarnoxarno. The z spelling, most likely, is based on German, where the letter z is pronounced /ts/. I doubt the word has Slavic origins; my guess would be that, given Gurdjieff's own nationality, it's Armenian. But sadly, I know nothing of Armenian.

    December 27, 2008

  • Great:) I must admit that I've been curious about the origin of this word for a long time.

    December 27, 2008