وزیر

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

وزير (wazīrm, وزراء (wuzarā’) pl

  1. minister, cabinet minister
  2. vizier
  3. helper, assistant
  4. queen (in chess)

See also[edit]

Roman spelling: vezir


Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic وَزِير (wazīr, helper, aide, minister, one who bears (the burden of office)), from an Iranian source. Compare Middle Persian wcyl (vičīr (early), wizīr (late), decision, judgment), Avestan 𐬬𐬍𐬗𐬌𐬭𐬀 (vīcira, arbitrator, judge), Old Armenian վճիռ (včiṙ).[1]

Noun[edit]

وزیر (vazir) (plural وزرا (vozarâ) or وزیران (vazirân))

  1. minister
  2. vizier
  3. (chess) queen

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Persian · مهره‌های شطرنج (mohre-hâye šatranj) (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
شاه (šâh) وزیر (vazir) رخ (rox),
قلعه (qal'e)
فیل (fil) اسب (asb) پیاده (piyâde),
سرباز (sarbâz)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "vizier." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian وزیر, from Arabic وزير.

Noun[edit]

وزیر (vazīr?plural وزرا (vuzarā), وزیران (vazīrān), وزیرے (vazire)

  1. minister
  2. vizier
  3. (chess) queen

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