йән

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Bashkir[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian جان (jân, soul, vital spirit).

Cognate with Kazakh, Kyrgyz жан, Uzbek jon, Azeri, Turkish can, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [jæn]
  • Hyphenation: йән

Noun[edit]

йән (yän)

  1. soul
    Йән һәм тән.
    Yän häm tän.
    Soul and body.
    Кешеләрҙе донъяла үлмәҫ йәндәр ҡылайыҡ.
    Kešelärðe donʺyala ülmäθ yändär qïlayïq.
    Let's make people in the world immortal souls.
  2. person, people
    Ғаиләбеҙҙә алты йән.
    Ğailäbeððä altï yän.
    There are six of us in our family.
    • Aqmulla, Miftakhetdin (Bashkir poet):
    Йән бармы ошо һүҙгә ҡолаҡ һалыр?
    Yän barmï ošo hüðgä qolaq halïr?
    Is there a person who would listen to these words?
  3. (in possessive forms) sweetheart, beloved

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