ملخ

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian *malax, written as Pazend [Avestan?] (malak), borrowed from Bactrian *μαλαχο (*malaxo), from Old Iranian *madaxa-; compare Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬜𐬀𐬑𐬀 (maδaxa, grasshopper), Baluchi مدگ (madag), [script?] (maδaγ), Pashto ملخ (malax, locust), Old Armenian loanword մարախ (marax), Ossetian мӕтых (mætyx), Chorasmian mθx. The inherited Southwestern Iranian form is میگ (meyg) (> میگو (meygu)).

Noun[edit]

Dari ملخ
Iranian Persian ملخ
Tajik малах (malax)

ملخ (malax) (plural ملخ‌ها)

  1. (zoology) grasshopper
  2. locust
  3. propeller

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