اندام

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Akin to Middle Persian hndʾm ‎(handām, member, limb) (whence هندام ‎(handâm)), Manichaean Parthian hndʾm ‎(handām, limb, member; part, section), Northern Kurdish endam, Avestan 𐬵𐬀𐬧𐬛𐬁𐬨𐬀 ‎(haṇdāma, limb). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sem- ‎(together) + *dʰeh₁- ‎(to put) + *-mn̥.

Compare also Arabic هِنْدَام ‎(hindām) (whence هندام ‎(hendâm)), Old Armenian անդամ ‎(andam), Classical Mandaic ࡄࡀࡍࡃࡀࡌ ‎(handāmā), Aramaic הדמא ‎(haddāmā), Classical Syriac ܗܕܡܐ ‎(haddāmā), Iranian borrowings.

Noun[edit]

اندام ‎(andâm) ‎(plural اندام‌ها ‎(andâm-hâ))

  1. limb
  2. organ
  3. body, figure
  4. (archaic) symmetry, order, arrangement

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