آباد

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian 𐭠𐭬𐭠𐭲 (āpāt, ābād). Per Lubotsky, from Common Iranian *āpāta-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to protect), whence also Persian پاییدن (pāyīdan). Compare also Old Armenian ապատ (apat) and անապատ (anapat).

Commonly compared to Sanskrit आवास (ā-vāsa, abode, residence, dwelling), which is most likely from Sanskrit root वसति (vasati, to dwell, live, stop, stay).

AdjectiveEdit

آباد (ābād)

  1. inhabitable
  2. inhabited
  3. populous
  4. cultivated
  5. good, elegant, fair, beautiful, convenient

NounEdit

آباد (ābād)

  1. a city, building, habitation
  2. an open plain
  3. he Kaʻba or square temple at Mecca
  4. salutation, congratulation
  5. praise, eulogium, well done! bravo!
  6. name of the first prophet sent to Persia;

SuffixEdit

آباد (-ābād)

  1. denotes a populated or inhabited area.

Derived termsEdit

  • اسدآباد (Asadâbâd)
  • حیدرآباد (Haydarâbâd)
  • خرم‌آباد (Xorramâbâd)
  • جلال‌آباد (Jalâlâbâd)
  • صابرآباد (Saberâbâd)
  • ظفرآباد (Zafarâbâd)
  • علی‌آباد (Aliâbâd)
  • فیروزآباد (Firouzâbâd)
  • نجف‌آباد (Najafâbâd)
  • ناکجاآباد (nâkojââbâd)
  • خراب‌آباد (xarâbâbâd)

ReferencesEdit


UrduEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian آباد.

AdjectiveEdit

آباد (ābād)

  1. inhabitable
  2. inhabited
  3. populous
  4. cultivated

SuffixEdit

آباد (-ābād)

  1. denotes a populated or inhabited area.

Derived termsEdit

  • احمد آباد (Ahmadabad)
  • ایبٹ آباد (Abbottabad)
  • اسلام آباد (Islamabad)
  • حیدر آباد (Hyderabad)
  • صادق آباد (Sadiqabad)
  • غازی آباد (Ghaziabad)
  • فیروز آباد (Firozabad)
  • فیصل آباد (Faisalabad)
  • فیض آباد (Faizabad)
  • مظفر آباد (Muzaffarabad)
  • نصیر آباد (Nasirabad)
  • وزیر آباد (Wazirabad)
Last modified on 3 August 2013, at 15:44