خانم

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkic han (king, ruler) + ım (feminine suffix for nobility titles)[1] Compare with begum.

Noun[edit]

خانم (hanım)

  1. Miss
  2. Mrs
  3. Lady
  4. wife
  5. woman

References[edit]

  1. ^ “hanım” in Nişanyan Sözlük

Persian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkic xān and the genitive enclitic -em.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

خانم (xânom) (plural خانم‌ها (xânom-hâ))

  1. Miss
  2. Madam (Used in Iran especially in 19th century)