یا

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See also: ياand ئا

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (ʾywp /ayāb/) (Manichaean: 𐫀𐫏𐫀𐫁(ʾyʾb /ayāb/)). Cognate with Parthian 𐫀𐫃𐫀𐫖(ʾgʾm /āgām/).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

Dari Persian یا
Iranian Persian
Tajik ё (yo)

یا ()

  1. or
    امروز یا فردا می‌روید؟
    Emruz yâ fardâ mi-ravid? (more literary)
    امرو یا فردا می‌رین؟
    Emru yâ fardâ mi-rin? (more colloquial)
    Are you going today or tomorrow?
  2. either
    یا امروز یا فردا
    yâ emruz yâ fardâ
    either today or tommorow

Descendants[edit]

  • Bashkir: йә ()
  • Hindi: या ()
  • Turkish: ya
  • Turkmen: ýa

Interjection[edit]

Dari Persian یا
Iranian Persian
Tajik ё (yo)

یا ()

  1. oh

Urdu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Persian یا‎.

Conjunction[edit]

یا () (Hindi spelling या)

  1. or

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic يا‎.

Interjection[edit]

یا ()

  1. oh!