آباد

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Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

آبَاد ‎(ʾābādm pl

  1. plural of أَبَد ‎(ʾabad)

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian ʾp̄ʾt' ‎(ābād, populous, thriving, prosperous). Per Lubotsky, from Common Iranian *āpāta-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- ‎(to protect), whence also Persian پاییدن ‎(pāyīdan). Compare also Old Armenian ապատ ‎(apat) and անապատ ‎(anapat).

Commonly compared to Sanskrit आवास ‎(ā-vāsa, abode, residence, dwelling), which is most likely from Sanskrit root वसति ‎(vasati, to dwell, live, stop, stay).

Adjective[edit]

آباد ‎(ābād)

  1. inhabitable
  2. inhabited
  3. populous
  4. cultivated
  5. good, elegant, fair, beautiful, convenient

Noun[edit]

آباد ‎(ābād)

  1. a city, building, habitation
  2. an open plain
  3. the Kaʻba or square temple at Mecca
  4. salutation, congratulation
  5. praise, eulogium, well done! bravo!
  6. name of the first prophet sent to Persia;

Suffix[edit]

آباد ‎(-ābād)

  1. Forms names of towns and populated or inhabited areas.

Synonyms[edit]

  • شهر ‎(-šahr)
  • کلا ‎(-kolâ) (dialectal, north Iran)

Derived terms[edit]

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Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian آباد.

Adjective[edit]

آباد ‎(ābād)

  1. inhabitable
  2. inhabited
  3. populous
  4. cultivated

Suffix[edit]

آباد ‎(-ābād)

  1. denotes a populated or inhabited area.

Derived terms[edit]