فرشته

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See also: فرشتہ

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian plystk' (frēstag, apostle; angel). Compare Manichaean Middle Persian frystg, prystg (frēstag), hrystg (hrēstag, apostle; angle), Manichaean Parthian fryštg (frēštag, apostle; angel), Avestan 𐬟𐬭𐬀𐬉𐬱𐬙𐬀(fraēšta-, messenger), and Middle Iranian borrowings Old Armenian հրեշտակ (hreštak), Jewish Babylonian Aramaic פרסתקא(prestəqāʾ, royal guard, messenger), and Classical Syriac ܦܪܣܬܩܐ(prestəqāʾ, royal guard, messenger).

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Noun[edit]

فرشته (ferešte) (plural فرشته‌ها(ferešte-hâ) or فرشتگان(fereštegân))

Dari Persian فرشته
Iranian Persian
Tajik фаришта (farišta)
  1. angel (divine and supernatural messenger from a deity)

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Proper noun[edit]

فرشته (ferešte)

  1. A female given name, Fereshteh, Fereshte, Farishtah, or Farishta, from Middle Persian.

References[edit]

  • prstq”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “frēstag”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press