جعفری

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Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a Caspian language, probably Mazanderani جفری(jaferi). Cognate with Transoxianan Persian obsolete ژافه(žāfa, a kind of herb, saffron?), dialectal زافه(zāfe, a kind of Persian shallot), and Sanskrit जवा (javā, saffron, rose). Related to زعفران(za'ferân, saffron).

It is a misspelling to match to Jaʿfar ibn Abī Ṭālib, the prophet’s companion, even though there is no correlation. See also گل لالب بوسی(gol-e lâ lab busi, Mirabilis jalapa) which most people recognize as گل لاله عباسی(gol-e lâle abbâsi, the tulip of ʿAbbās).

Noun[edit]

جعفری (ja'fari)

  1. parsley

Descendants[edit]

  • Azerbaijani: cəfəri

Etymology 2[edit]

From جعفر‎ +‎ ـی‎.

Proper noun[edit]

جعفری (ja'fari)

  1. A surname​, Jafari