دوست

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Baluchi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian دوست(dôst).

Noun[edit]

دوست (dost)

  1. friend

Pashto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian دوست(dôst).

Noun[edit]

دوست (dostm (plural دوستان(dostân))

  1. (obsolete, unfashionable) friend
    Synonym: ملګری(mëlgëray)

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References[edit]

  • Raverty, H. G. (1867) , “دوست”, in A dictionary of the Puk'hto, Pus'hto, or language of the Afghans: with remarks on the originality of the language, and its affinity to other oriental tongues, London: Williams & Nortgate

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] (dwst' /dōst/), from Old Persian 𐎭𐎢𐏁𐎫𐎠 (d-u-š-t-a /daušta/), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (to taste, to try). Cognates with Sanskrit जुष्ट (juṣṭa), Avestan 𐬰𐬎𐬱𐬙𐬀(zušta), Latin gustus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tajik): IPA(key): /dɵːst/
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Noun[edit]

Dari Persian دوست
Iranian Persian
Tajik дӯст (düst)

دوست (dôst) (plural دوستان(dôstân) or دوست‌ها(dôst-hâ))

  1. friend
    Synonym: جوره(jure)

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Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian دوست(dôst).

Noun[edit]

دوست (dostm (Hindi spelling दोस्त)

  1. friend
    Synonyms: متر(mitra), میت(mīt)

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Uyghur[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian دوست(dôst).

Noun[edit]

دوست (dost) (plural دوستلار(dostlar))

  1. friend
    Synonyms: ئاداش(adash), ئاغىنە(aghine), ئۈلپەت(ülpet)
    دۈشمەننىڭ دۈشمىنى دوست.‎‎
    düshmenning düshmini dost.
    An enemy of an enemy is a friend.

Usage notes[edit]

دوست(dost) is the regular term for a friend, while ئاداش(adash) refers to close friends. However, ئاداش(adash) should be used to strangers to show politeness. ئاغىنە(aghine) is used for contemporaries, while ئۈلپەت(ülpet) refers to companions at work, or whom one is collaborating with.