مایه

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See also: مائةand مايه

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Persian مایه(mâye, origin, source).

Noun[edit]

مایه (maye)

  1. origin, basis, fundament, source
    Synonym: آصل(asıl)
  2. fund, the capital stock of a business
  3. riches, the wealth of a man
    Synonym: ثروت(servet)
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Turkish: maye

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Persian مایه(mâye, leaven, yeast).

مایه

Noun[edit]

مایه (maya)

  1. leaven, yeast, any agent used to make dough rise
  2. brood beast, a female animal kept for fecundation
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian mʾtk' (mādag, essence, substance). Compare Manichaean Middle Persian mʾyg (māyag).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مایه (mâye)

  1. stuff, matter, substance, essence
  2. leaven, yeast, batter
  3. origin, source, basis, cause
  4. vaccine

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Azerbaijani: maya

References[edit]

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