خواهر

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See also: جواهر

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] (xwah(ar)), from Proto-Iranian [Term?] (compare Kurdish xwişk, xweh, خوشک(xoshk), Baluchi گوہار(gohár), Pashto خور(xowr), Ossetian хо (xo), Avestan 𐬓𐬀𐬢𐬵𐬀𐬭(xᵛaŋhar)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *swasar- (compare Sanskrit स्वसृ (svásṛ)), from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr (compare Armenian քույր (kʿuyr), Russian сестра́ (sestrá), Welsh chwaer, Latin soror, English sister).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xɒːhæɾ/
    (file)
  • (older version) IPA(key): /xʷɒːhæɾ/

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian خواهر
Iranian Persian خواهر
Tajiki Persian хоҳар (xohar)

خواهر (xâhar) (plural خواهران(xâharân) or خواهرها(xâhar-hâ))

  1. sister
  2. sissy

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