چاقو

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See also: حاقوand خافو

Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier چاکو(čâku) from Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (ckwc /čakuč/, hammer), from Avestan 𐬗𐬀𐬐𐬎𐬱(cakuš, battle-axe), from Proto-Indo-European *keku- (cudgel, hammer shaped stick). Related to Ottoman Turkish چاقی(çakı).

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Dari Persian چاقو
Iranian Persian
Tajik чоқу (čoqu)

چاقو (čâqu) (plural چاقوها(čâqu-hâ))

  1. knife
    این چاقو تیز است.‎‎ (more literary)
    in čâqu tiz ast.
    این چاقو تیزه.‎‎ (more colloquial)
    in čâqu tiz-e.
    this knife is sharp.
    • 2021, “شروع محاکمه مرد افغان در آلمان به اتهام قتل خانم‌اش در یک بس”, in dw.com[1], Deutsche Welle:
      این خانم به دلیل ضربات چاقو به قلب‌اش جان داد.‎‎
      in xânom be dalil-e zarabât-e čâqu be qalb-eš jân dâd.
      this lady passed away due to knife stabbings to the heart.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Doerfer, Gerhard (1963) Türkische und mongolische Elemente im Neupersischen [Turkic and Mongolian Elements in New Persian] (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur: Veröffentlichungen der Orientalischen Kommission; 16) (in German), volume I, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, § 174, pages 303–304
  • Doerfer, Gerhard (1975) Türkische und mongolische Elemente im Neupersischen [Turkic and Mongolian Elements in New Persian] (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur: Veröffentlichungen der Orientalischen Kommission; 21) (in German), volume IV, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, § 174, page 384

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persian چاقو(čāqū).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

چاقُو (cāqūm (Hindi spelling चाक़ू)

  1. knife

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • چاقو”, in اُردُو لُغَت (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “چاقر”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & Co., page 418
  • Qureshi, Bashir Ahmad (1971), “چاقو”, in Kitabistan's 20th Century Standard Dictionary‎, Lahore: Kitabistan Pub. Co., page 247
  • چاقو”, in Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2021.