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بخت

Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian بخت (baxt), from Middle Persian b(ʾ)ht' (baxt).

NounEdit

بخت (baht)

  1. luck
  2. fortune

Related termsEdit


PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian b(ʾ)ht' (baxt). Compare Avestan 𐬠𐬀𐬑𐬙𐬀 (baxta, lot, fortune) (cognate to Sanskrit भक्ति (bhaktí, distribution, division, share) and भक्त (bhaktá, distributed, assigned, alloted)), past participle of [script needed] (bag-), [script needed] (baž-, to distribute) (compare Sanskrit भजति (√bhaj, to divide, distribute, allot or apportion to)) from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂g- or *bʰag- (to distribute). Also from Iranian, Old Armenian բախտ (baxt), Romani baxt, Turkish baht, Kurdish baxt.

NounEdit

بخت (baxt)

  1. fortune, prosperity, felicity, happiness
  2. luck (good or bad)
  3. horoscope, nativity, planet, constellation
  4. nightmare
  5. kind of locust

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • بخت in Francis Joseph Steingass (1892), A Comprehensive Persian-English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul