خیر

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See also: خير‎, جير‎, چیز‎, خیز‎, جيز, and خ ي ر

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian خیر(xeyr), from Arabic خَيْر(ḵayr).

Adverb[edit]

خیر (hayr, hayır)

  1. no
    Synonym: یوق(yok)

Descendants[edit]

  • Turkish: hayır
  • Greek: χαΐρι (chaḯri)

Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic خَيْر(ḵayr).

Noun[edit]

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خیر (xeyr)

  1. good

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of نه خیر(na xeyr).

Adverb[edit]

خیر (xeyr)

  1. (formal) no
    Synonyms: نه(na), (formal) نخیر(na-xeyr), (formal) نه خیر(na-xeyr)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

خیر (xeyr)

  1. (Dari, at least in Gardēz and Fayzābād) Alternative form of خیار(xiyâr, cucumber)

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic خَيْر(ḵayr), possibly via Persian خیر(xayr).

Pronunciation[edit]

(Standard Urdu) IPA(key): /xɛːɾ/

Interjection[edit]

خیر (xair) (Hindi spelling ख़ैर)

  1. well, anyway
    خیر، میں بہت اپنے بارے بات کر رہی ہوں، تمہارے وہاں کیا چل رہا ہے؟‎‎
    xair, ma͠i bahot apne bāre bāt kar rahī hū̃, tumhāre vahā̃ kyā cal rahā hai?
    Anyway, I'm talking a lot about myself, what's going on with you?

Noun[edit]

خیر (xairf (Hindi spelling ख़ैर)

  1. well-being, health