سپهر

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Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] (spyhl), [script needed] (spyyhl), Manichaean 𐫙𐫘𐫛𐫏𐫡(ʿspyr /spihr/, sphere, sky), from Old Persian *𐎿𐎱𐎡𐎰𐎼 (spiθra) (compare Ancient Greek Σπιθρι-δάτης (Spithri-dátēs)); ultimatlely from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos (bright; shine).

Noun[edit]

سپهر (sepehr)

  1. (literary) sky, heaven
    Synonym: آسمان(âsmân, âsemân)

Proper noun[edit]

سپهر (Sepehr)

  1. A male given name, Sepehr, from Middle Persian.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Phono-semantic matching of French sphère and/or English sphere, from Ancient Greek σφαῖρα (sphaîra), which is not originally related to etymology 1 above. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Noun[edit]

سپهر (sepehr)

  1. (physics, in compounds) sphere (as in stratosphere)