بنیاد

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian [Term?] (/bun-dāt/), from Old Persian [script needed] (buna datiy, placed it in the foundation). Compare بنداد(bondâd), and بنلاد(bonlâd). The financial sense is of modern usage and probably a semantic loan from European languages, e.g. French fondation.

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Dari بنیاد
Iranian Persian
Tajik бунёд (bunyod)

بنیاد (bonyâd) (plural بنیادها(bonyâd-hâ))

  1. foundation, basis
    Synonyms: اساس(asâs), پایه(pâye), شالوده(šâlude)
    • c. 1390, Hafez, “Ghazal 35”, in دیوان حافظ [The Divan of Hafez]:
      بیا که قصر امل سخت سست بنیادست
      بیار باده که بنیاد عمر بر بادست
      biyâ ke qasr-e amal saxt sost bonyâd ast
      biyâr bâde ke bonyâd-e ‘omr bar bâd ast
      Come, for hope’s castle is of sore weak foundation; bring wine, for life’s foundation is [built] on wind.
  2. foundation, beginning
  3. foundation, trust
    1. bonyad (specific Iranian form of charitable foundation)

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Related terms[edit]

  • بن(bon, foundation)
  • دادن(dâdan, to give)