جهان

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See also: جہان

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian جهان(jahân).

Noun[edit]

جهان (cihan)

  1. world
  2. universe

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Descendants[edit]

  • Turkish: cihan

Proper noun[edit]

جهان (cihan)

  1. A male given name, Jahan.

Descendants[edit]


Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] (gyhʾn' /gēhān/, worldly creatures, world), from plural genitive form of Proto-Iranian *gay-θā- (compare Avestan 𐬔𐬀𐬉𐬚𐬁(gaēθā-, creature)), equivalent to Middle Persian gēh +‎ -ān.

The original meaning of the word in Old Iranian and Middle Persian was (worldly) creatures, but the term in late Middle Persian and in Modern Persian came to mean ‘world’ in general.

Doublet of کیهان‎.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kabuli): IPA(key): /dʒaɒːn/

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian جهان
Iranian Persian
Tajik ҷаҳон (jahon)

جهان (jahân) (plural جهان‌ها(jahân-hâ))

  1. world
  2. universe

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971) , “gēhān”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 36

Proper noun[edit]

جهان (jahân)

  1. A male or female given name, Jahan.

Descendants[edit]