ارتش

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Etymology[edit]

A false back-formation introduced during the Reza Shah regime's Persianization program, from ارتشدار(artešdâr). Erroneously assuming that it was a compound word made from two parts with the latter دار(dâr, haver), the solecism was nonetheless officially approved.

Displaced Turkic اردو(ordu) in Iranian Persian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari اردو
Iranian Persian ارتش
Tajik артиш (artiš)

ارتش (arteš)

  1. (Iran, military) army
    Synonyms: اردو(ordu), سپاه(sepâh), لشکر(laškar)
  2. (Iran) Islamic Republic of Iran Army

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