می

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Persian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] (HS) / [script needed] (mdy /may/, wine), from Old Persian *𐎶𐎯 (*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
  2. alcoholic beverage

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Azerbaijani:
    Arabic: مئی(mey)
    Latin: mey
  • Gurani: مه‌ی(may)
  • Kurdish:
    Central Kurdish: مه‌ی(may)
    Northern Kurdish: mey (may)
  • → 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

Etymology 4[edit]

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