-stan

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See also: stan, Stan, and -стан

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian ـستان (-estān), from Middle Persian -stʾn' (-estān), from Old Persian 𐎿𐎫𐎠𐎴 (stāna-), from Proto-Iranian *stāna-, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *sthāna, from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- (to stand). Compare Avestan 𐬯𐬙𐬁𐬥𐬀 (stāna-), Sanskrit स्थान (sthā́na), English stay, stand, state.

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-stan

  1. home of; place where one stays; used especially in place names

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