بلد

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Arabic

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Etymology 1

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Root
ب ل د (b l d)
6 terms

Verb

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بَلُدَ (baluda) I, non-past يَبْلُدُ‎ (yabludu)

  1. to be stupid, to be dull-witted
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Etymology 2

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Verb

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بَلَّدَ (ballada) II, non-past يُبَلِّدُ‎ (yuballidu)

  1. to acclimatize, to habituate
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Etymology 3

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Compare Ugaritic 𐎁𐎍𐎄 (bld).

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Noun

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بَلَد (baladm (plural بِلَاد (bilād) or بُلْدَان (buldān))

  1. country, land, homeland
  2. town, city
  3. place, village, community
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Derived terms
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Descendants
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  • Maltese: belt
  • French: bled
  • Northern Kurdish: beled
  • Old Anatolian Turkish: بلد (bäläd)
    • Azerbaijani: bələd
    • Ottoman Turkish: بلد (beled)
      • Turkish: belet (obsolete or historical)
  • Persian: بلد (balad)
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Persian

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Pronunciation

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Readings
Classical reading? balaḏ
Dari reading? balad
Iranian reading? balad
Tajik reading? balad

Etymology 1

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This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “From Proto-Iranian *bala- (force; strong), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bálas (forceful, strong)?[1]

Adjective

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بلد (balad)

  1. knowledgeable
  2. adept
    فارسی بلدی؟fârsi baladi?Do you know Persian?

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Arabic بَلَد (balad).

Noun

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بلد (balad)

  1. (obsolete) town

References

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  1. ^ Rastorgujeva, V. S., Edelʹman, D. I. (2003) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ iranskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Iranian Languages] (in Russian), volume 2, Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura, pages 66-7

South Levantine Arabic

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Root
ب ل د
2 terms

Etymology

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From Arabic بَلَد (balad).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ba.lad/, [ˈba.lad]
  • Audio (Ramallah):(file)

Noun

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بلد (baladf (plural بلاد (bilād))

  1. town, village, community, settlement
    Synonyms: مدينة (madīne, town, city), قرية (qarye, village)
  2. country
    Synonyms: بلاد (bilād), دولة (dawle)

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Noun

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بلد (baldm

  1. acquaintance