yek

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Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian *aika- (compare Persian یِک ‎(yek)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Haykas (compare Sanskrit एक ‎(éka), Hindi एक ‎(ek)/Urdu ایک ‎(ek)), from Proto-Indo-European *Hóykos.

Compare Old Persian aiva-, Avestan aēwa-, from Proto-Iranian *aiwa-, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Haywas, from the variant Proto-Indo-European form *Hóywos.

Numeral[edit]

yek

  1. (cardinal) one

Pipil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Classical Nahuatl yēctli ‎(something good)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈjeːk/

Adjective[edit]

yēk

  1. good
    Ini amat sujsul yek.
    This book is really good.
  2. good, righteous, kind, moral
    Se takat tesu yek su tichteki
    A man is not good if he steals
  3. right, correct
    Tay ne inak ne tamachtiani inte yek
    What the professor said is not right
  4. healthy

Adverb[edit]

yēk

  1. well, correctly
    Te niweli nitachia yek tik ne mishti
    I can't see well in the mist
    Kia taketza Nawat yek ne nueltiw
    My sister does speak Nawat (Pipil) well

Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *Haykas (compare Sanskrit एक ‎(éka), Hindi एक ‎(ek)/Urdu ایک ‎(ek), Persian یِک ‎(yek)), from Proto-Indo-European *Hóykos.

Numeral[edit]

yek

  1. (cardinal) one