پیر

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Baluchi[edit]

Adjective[edit]

پیر (pír)

  1. old

Persian[edit]

Dari Persian پیر
Iranian Persian
Tajik пир (pir)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian [Term?] (pyl /pīr/, old, aged, ancient).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piːɾ/, [pʰiːɾ]

Adjective[edit]

پیر (pir) (comparative پیرتَر(pir-tar), superlative پیرتَرین(pir-tarin))

  1. old, aged (of living things; see also قدیمی(qadimi) for non-living things)
    آموزگارِ پیر‎ ― âmuzgar-e piraged teacher
    درختِ پیر‎ ― deraxt-e pirold tree
    Synonyms: (more respectful) مُسِن(mosen, elderly), (more formal) سال‌خورده(sâl-xorde, senior), کُهَن‌سال(kohan-sâl, very old, centenarian)

Usage notes[edit]

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

which are more common than مردِ پیر (mard-e pir) and زنِ پیر (zan-e pir)

Inflection[edit]

Basic forms of پیر (pir)
bare پیر
(pir)
ezâfe پیر
(pir-e)
marked indefinite
or relative definite
پیری
(pir-i)
Predicative forms of پیر (pír)
singular plural
1st person
(“I am, we are”)
پیرم
(píram)
پیریم
(pírim)
2nd person
(“you are”)
پیری
(píri)
پیرید
(pírid)
پیرین
(pírin)
3rd person
(“he/she/it is, they are”)
پیر است
(pír ast)
پیره
(píre)
پیرند
(pírand)
پیرن
(píran)
Colloquial.

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

Urdu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit *पदर (padara), from पद (pada, foot).

Noun[edit]

پَیر (pairm (Hindi spelling पैर)

  1. foot
  2. footprint

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian پیر(pir, old).

Noun[edit]

پِیر (pīrm (Hindi spelling पीर)

  1. old man
  2. (Sufism) saint, mystic
  3. Monday

See also[edit]