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Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Turkic han (king, ruler) + ım (feminine suffix for nobility titles)[1] Compare with begum.

NounEdit

خانم ‎(hanım)

  1. Miss
  2. Mrs
  3. Lady
  4. wife
  5. woman

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “hanım”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

PersianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Turkic xān and the genitive enclitic -em.[1], or perhaps from Persian کانم(kānom, a married woman).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

خانم ‎(xânom) ‎(plural خانم‌ها(xânom-hâ))

  1. Mrs
  2. Madam (Used in Iran especially in 19th century)