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