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ناو

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian nʾw (nāw, ship), from Proto-Iranian (compare Ossetian нау (naw) / науӕ (nawæ)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *nāu- (ship, boat) (compare Sanskrit नाव (nāva, ship)), from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us (boat) (compare Ancient Greek ναῦς (naûs, ship), Latin nāvis (ship), Albanian anije (ship)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ناو (nâv) (plural ناوها (nâv-hâ))

Dari ناو
Iranian Persian ناو
Tajik нов (nov)
  1. (archaic) boat, small ship
  2. warship; cruiser
  3. anything long and hollow
  4. pipe
  5. gutter, drainpipe, water pipe, downpipe
  6. a river, stream; channel, canal, aqueduct; river basin
  7. a cistern; tankage
  8. trough; feeder
  9. the sluice of a mill-dam
  10. the furrow or groove down the middle of a man's back or the loins of a horse; also in a grain of wheat and a date-stone
  11. gluteal cleft
  12. the passage through which the meal or flour runs when grinding
  13. a hole
  14. a crack, chink
  15. a baker's rolling-pin
  16. a frying pan
  17. a cauldron, kettle, pot
  18. an easy, graceful air in walking

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ReferencesEdit

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