دیو

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian دیو (div).

Noun[edit]

دیو (div)

  1. demon
  2. jinn, genie
  3. giant

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Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian ŠDYA (dēw, evil spirit), from Old Persian 𐎭𐎡𐎺 (daiva-), from Proto-Iranian *daiva- (compare Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬎𐬎𐬀 (daēuua-)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Sanskrit देव (devá)), from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (god) (compare Latin deus, dīvus, Lithuanian dievas). Akin to Old Armenian դեւ (dew), an Iranian borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

دیو (dêv) (plural دیوان (dêvân) or دیوها (dêv-hâ))

Dari دیو
Iranian Persian دیو
Tajik дев (dev)
  1. demon
  2. daeva

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Urdu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Persian دیو (div).

Noun[edit]

دیو (dīvmHindi spelling दीव

  1. demon
  2. jinn

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit दैव (daiva).

Noun[edit]

دیو (daivmHindi spelling दैव

  1. deity
  2. god
  3. celestial being