شیر

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See also: شێر‎, سیر‎, سير, and ـسز

Baluchi[edit]

Noun[edit]

شیر (šír)

  1. milk

Central Kurdish[edit]

شیر

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Persian شیر(šīr).

Noun[edit]

شیر (şîr)

  1. milk (the liquid)

Persian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐫢𐫃𐫡(šgr /šagr, šēr/, lion; (astronomy) Leo).

The meaning of “faucet, tap” is from the fact that the first taps in Iran looked like lions heads.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

شیر (šêr) (plural شیرها(šêr-hâ) or شیران(šêrân))

  1. lion
  2. faucet, tap

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (HLḆA), [Book Pahlavi needed] (šyl), 𐫢𐫏𐫏𐫡(šyyr /šīr/, milk), from Proto-Iranian *xšiHrám, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kšiHrám.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

شیر (šir)

  1. milk
    • کمی شیر اضافه کن
      kami šir ezâfe kon
      Add a little milk.
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Gilaki: شیر(šīr)
  • → Hindustani:
    Hindi: शीर (śīr)
    Urdu: شیر(šīr)
  • Ottoman Turkish: شیر(şîr)

References[edit]

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “šīr”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 90

Urdu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Persian شیر(šēr).

Noun[edit]

شیر (šerm (Hindi spelling शेर)

  1. lion
    Synonym: سنگھ(sĩṅgh)
  2. tiger
    Synonym: باگھ(bāgh)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian شیر(šir).

Noun[edit]

شیر (šīrm (Hindi spelling शीर)

  1. milk
    Synonym: دودھ(dūdh)