می

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *-mi.

Particle[edit]

می (mi or or mu or )

  1. Used to form interrogatives.

Descendants[edit]

  • Turkish: mi, , mu,

References[edit]

  • The Redhouse Dictionary Turkish/Ottoman English, 21st edition, 2013, →ISBN

Persian[edit]

Persian Wikipedia has an article on:
می
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] (HS) / [script needed] (mdy /may/, wine), from Old Persian *𐎶𐎯 (*m-du /*madu/), from Proto-Iranian *mádu, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mádʰu, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu (honey, mead).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian می
Iranian Persian
Tajik май (may)

می (mey)

  1. (literary) wine
    Synonyms: شراب(šarâb), (archaic, poetic) باده(bâde), (archaic) مل(mol), (Mughal Empire) رام رنگی(râm rangi), (archaic, poetic) صهبا(sahbâ)
  2. alcoholic beverage

Descendants[edit]

  • Azerbaijani:
    Arabic: مئی
    Cyrillic: меј
    Latin: mey
  • Gurani: مه‌ی(may)
  • Kurdish:
    Central Kurdish: مەی(mey)
    Northern Kurdish: mey
  • → Hindustani:
    Urdu: مے(mai)
  • Ottoman Turkish: می(may),
  • Pashto: می(may)
  • Uzbek: may

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (hmy /hamē/).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

Dari Persian می
Iranian Persian
Tajik ме- (me-)

می (mi-)

  1. A non-combining prefix used in the present and the imperfect tenses
    می(mi-) + کردم (kardam, I did) = می‌کردم (mi-kardam, I used to do; I was doing)

Etymology 3[edit]

From English May.

Proper noun[edit]

Dari Persian می
Iranian Persian مه
Tajik май (may)

می ()

  1. (Dari) May

See also[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Alternative form of Persian مگر(magar)

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

می (mey)

  1. (dialectal, Shiraz, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan) except

Conjunction[edit]

می (mey)

  1. (dialectal, Shiraz, Kazerun, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan) but
  2. (dialectal, Shiraz, Khesht, Kazerun, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan) unless

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

می (mi)

  1. (music) E, Mi (the third note of the fixed-Do solfège scale)
  2. (music) Mi (the third note of the movable-Do solfège scale, i.e. the mediant)

Southwestern Fars[edit]

Noun[edit]

می (mi)

  1. (Masarm, Deh Sarv) hair