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)

Kashmiri[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Punjabi شیر(śer).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

شیر (śērm (Devanagari शेर)

  1. tiger
    Synonym: سٕہہ(sụhh)

Verb[edit]

شیر (śēr)

  1. imperative singular of شیرُن(śērun, to fix, repair)

Persian[edit]

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یک شیرِ نرِ آفریقایی‎ ― A male African lion

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]

Dari شیر
Iranian Persian
Tajik шер (šer)

شیر (šir or šêr) (plural شیرها(šir-hâ) or شیران(širân))

  1. lion
  2. faucet, tap
  3. (India) tiger (sometimes also applied to the leopard)
Derived terms[edit]

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]
    Possessive forms of شیر (šir)
singular plural
1st person
(“my, our”)
شیرم
(širam)
شیرمان
(širemân)
[Term?]
(širemun)
2nd person
(“your”)
شیرت
(širat)
[Term?]
(širet)
شیرتان
(širetân)
[Term?]
(širetun)
3rd person
(“his, her, its, their”)
شیرش
(širaš)
[Term?]
(šireš)
شیرشان
(širešân)
[Term?]
(širešun)
Colloquial.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Bengali: শের (śer)
  • 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]

Borrowed from Persian شیر(šēr).

Pronunciation[edit]

(Standard Urdu) IPA(key): /ʃeːɾ/

Noun[edit]

شیر (šerm (Hindi spelling शेर)

  1. lion
    Synonym: سنگھ(sĩṅgh)
  2. tiger
    Synonym: باگھ(bāgh)
Declension[edit]
Declension of شیر
singular plural
direct شیر(śer) شیر(śer)
oblique شیر(śer) شیروں(śerō̃)
vocative شیر(śer) شیرو(śerō)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Persian شیر(šir).

Pronunciation[edit]

(Standard Urdu) IPA(key): /ʃiːɾ/

Noun[edit]

شیر (šīrm (Hindi spelling शीर)

  1. milk
    Synonym: دودھ(dūdh)