جهان

See also: جہان

Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian جهان(jahân).

NounEdit

جهان (cihan)

  1. world
  2. universe

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DescendantsEdit

  • Turkish: cihan

Proper nounEdit

جهان (cihan)

  1. A male given name, Jahan.

DescendantsEdit


PersianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian [script needed] (gyhʾn' /gēhān/, worldly creatures, world), from plural genitive form of Proto-Iranian *gay-θā- (compare Avestan 𐬔𐬀𐬉𐬚𐬁-(gaēθā-, creature)), equivalent to Middle Persian [Term?] (gēh) +‎ [Term?] (-ān).

The original meaning of the word in Old Iranian and Middle Persian was (worldly) creatures, but the term in late Middle Persian and in Modern Persian came to mean ‘world’ in general.

Doublet of کیهان‎.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian جهان
Iranian Persian
Tajik ҷаҳон (jahon)

جهان (jahân) (plural جهان‌ها(jahân-hâ))

  1. world
  2. universe

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ReferencesEdit

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971) , “gēhān”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 36

Proper nounEdit

جهان (jahân)

  1. A male or female given name, Jahan.

DescendantsEdit