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From Persian دير(der), from Old Persian 𐎭𐎼𐎥(darga). Related to Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬔𐬀(darǝga-, long) and Sanskrit दीर्घ(dīrgha, long (in time or space)).


देर ‎(derf ‎(Urdu spelling دير)

  1. a period of time; a while
    कुछ देर के बाद, मैं घर जा गया।
    kuch der ke bād, ma͠i ghar jā gayā.
    After a while, I went home.
  2. delay, hold-up (also देरी(derī))
    मुझे कार्यालय में थोड़ी सी देर हो गई।
    mujhe kāryālay mẽ thoṛī sī der ho gaī.
    I was slightly delayed in the office.



देर ‎(der) ‎(Urdu spelling دير)

  1. long (time)
    मैंने जाने से पहले देर तक सोचा।
    mainne jāne se pahle der tak socā.
    I thought long before going.
  2. late
    हमें देर हो रही है।
    hamẽ der ho rahī hai.
    We are getting late.
    देर आये दुरुस्त आये।
    der āye durust āye.
    (Prov.) Better late than never.

Usage notes[edit]

  • देर(der) can be considered an adverb in the same sense as it is considered an adjective (see देर से(der se)).