خواهر

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Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] xwah(ar), from Proto-Iranian (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 сестра ‎(sestra), Welsh chwaer, French sœur, English sister).

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Noun[edit]

Dari خواهر
Iranian Persian خواهر
Tajik хоҳар ‎(xohar)

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

  1. sister
  2. sissy

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