شاید

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See also: سائد

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian šʾ(d)yt’ (šāyēd, one can, it is possible), third person singular indicative form of the verb šʾd-stn’ (šāyistan, “to be able, to be worthy”) (whence Persian شایستن).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Adverb[edit]

شاید (šâyad)

  1. (with subjunctive) maybe; perhaps; probably (expresses a possibility or assumption)
    فرشته: «اونها کجان؟ چرا نرسیدن؟»
    رعنا: «شاید گم شده باشن.»
    Ferešte: "Un-â kojân? Čerâ naresidan?"
    Ra'nâ: "Šâyad gom šode bâšan."
    Fereshte: "Where are they? Why haven't they arrived?"
    Rana: "Maybe they got lost."

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

شاید (šâyad) (optative, infinitive شایستن‎)

  1. May (something) be worthy; may (something) befit (someone)