اژدهافش

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

اَژدَها(aždahâ, dragon, serpent) +‎ ـفَش(faš, likeness suffix)

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

اژدهافش (aždahâfaš)

  1. (archaic, literary) dragon-like, draconic
    • 10th Century CE, Ferdowsi, Shahnameh
      مران اَژدَهافَش بیامد چو باد / به ایران‌زمین تاج بر سر نِهاد
      mar ân aždahâfaš biyâmad čo bâd / be iran-zamin tâj bar sar nehâd
      That dragon-like (Zahhak) came like the wind and assumed the Iranian throne.
  2. (figuratively, literary) anything colossal or formidable

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Dehkhoda, Ali-Akbar (1931–) , “اژدهافش”, in Dehkhoda Dictionary Institute, editors, Dehkhoda Dictionary (in Persian), Tehran: University of Tehran Press