دفتر

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek διφθέρα (diphthéra), probably via Middle Persian dptl (daftar).[1]

Noun[edit]

دَفْتَر (daftar? (plural دَفَاتِر (dafātir))

  1. register
  2. notebook

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daftar" in Bernard Lewis (1991), Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd edition, volume 2: C-G, edited by B. Lewis, Ch. Pellat and J. Schacht, assisted by J. Burton-Page, C. Dumont and V.L. Ménage, Leiden: E. J. Brill, ISBN 90-04-07026-5, page 77b

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic دَفْتَر (daftar) or Middle Persian dptl (daftar), from Aramaic דפתרא / ܕܦܬܪܐ, from Ancient Greek διφθέρα (diphthéra).

Noun[edit]

دفتر (daftar) (plural دفترها (daftar-hâ) or دفاتر (dafâter))

  1. register, account book
  2. notebook
  3. office