زیاد

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Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From زیادت (ziyâdat, increase), Persian spelling of Arabic زيادة.

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Adjective[edit]

زیاد (ziyâd) (comparative زیادتر, superlative زیادترین)

  1. much; a lot
  2. many; several
  3. too; too much
    زیاد خوردم.
    ziyâd xordam.
    I ate too much.
Usage notes[edit]

The comparative and superlative forms زیادتر (ziyâd-tar) and زیادترین (ziyâd-tarin) are somewhat colloquial. More common alternatives are بیشتر (bištar) and بیشترین (bištarin).

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Etymology 2[edit]

From زیستن (zistan, to live, to survive).

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Verb[edit]

زیاد (ziyâd) (optative, infinitive زیستن)

  1. (archaic) May (someone) live!; Long live (someone)!