پیر

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Baluchi[edit]

Adjective[edit]

پیر ‎(pír)

  1. old

Persian[edit]

Dari پیر
Iranian Persian پیر
Tajik пир ‎(pir)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian pyl ‎(pīr, old, aged, ancient).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piːɾ/, [pʰiːɾ]

Adjective[edit]

پیر ‎(pir) ‎(comparative پیرتر, superlative پیرترین)

  1. old
Usage notes[edit]

When used with the words مرد ‎(mard, man) and زن ‎(zan, woman), پیر ‎(pir) usually precedes them.

  • پیر مرد ‎(pir mard, old man)
  • پیر زن ‎(pir zan, old woman)

These are sometimes treated as compound words, i.e. پیرزن ‎(pir-e-zan, pir-zan) and پیرمرد ‎(pir-e-mard, pir-mard).

Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

پیر ‎(pir)

  1. (Sufism) Pir, Sheikh

Etymology 2[edit]

From پدر ‎(pidar)

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

پیر ‎(piyar)

  1. (dialectal, Harat) father