یعنی

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See also: يعني‎, يعنى‎, يغنى, and يغني

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic يَعْنِي(yaʿnī).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

یعنی (ya'ni)

  1. (transitive) [he/she/it] means

Interjection[edit]

یعنی (ya'ni)

  1. (adverbial, conjunctive, prepositional, or adjectival) in other words, actually, namely, to wit, kind of, somewhat, id est, that is, meaning, you know
    • c. 1004–1088, Nasir Khusraw, سفرنامه (Safarnama), modern edition:
      ... و از آنجا به شهر حمات شدیم، شهری خوشی و آبادان بر لب آب عاصی و این آب را از آن سبب عاصی گویند که به جانب روم می‌رود، یعنی، چون از بلاد اسلام به بلاد کفر می‌رود، عاصی است
      ... va az ânjâ be šahr-e Hamât šodim, šahri xoš o âbâdân bar lab-e Âb-e Âsi va in âb râ az ân sabab "Âsi" guyand ke be jâneb-e Rum mi-ravad, ya'ni, chun az belâd Eslam be belâd-e kofr mi-ravad, âsi ast
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      ... and from there we went to the city of Hama, a pleasant and cultivated place near the Âsi [Sinful] River and this river is called "Sinful" because it is flowing toward Rum [the Byzantine Empire], that is to say, since it is going from the land of Islam to the land of kufr, it is sinful
  2. (filler) er, so, uh, well

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Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic يَعْنِي(yaʿnī).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

یَعْنی (yā'nī) (Hindi spelling यानी)

  1. (transitive) [he/she/it] means

Interjection[edit]

یَعْنی (yā'nī) (Hindi spelling यानी)

  1. in other words, meaning
  2. namely, that is
  3. like