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ArabicEdit

NounEdit

آبَاد ‎(ʾābādm pl

  1. plural of أَبَد ‎(ʾabad)

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian ʾp̄ʾt' ‎(ābād, populous, thriving, prosperous). 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

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

آباد ‎(ābād)

  1. a city, building, habitation
  2. an open plain
  3. the 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. Forms names of towns and populated or inhabited areas.

SynonymsEdit

  • شهر ‎(-šahr)
  • کلا ‎(-kolâ) (dialectal, north Iran)

Derived termsEdit

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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

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