See also: جوي, حوي, خوى, حوى, جوی, and خۆی

Persian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Middle Persian [Term?] (/⁠xwēy⁠/, sweat, perspiration) from Proto-Iranian *hwáydah, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *swáydas (sweat), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swóyd-o-s from the root *sweyd- (sweat, to sweat). Cognate with Baluchi ہید (hed) and English sweat. Doublet of خوید.

Pronunciation edit


Classical reading? xway
Dari reading? xuy
Iranian reading? xoy
Tajik reading? xuy

Noun edit

خوی (xway) (archaic)

  1. sweat
    Synonym: عرق ('araq)
  2. sown field, acre, meadow (cf. خوید (xwêd))
  3. herbage just sprouting above the ground
  4. saddle-cloth, or dorsers below the saddle

Etymology 2 edit

Compare Old Armenian խոյր (xoyr), Persian خود (xôd).

Noun edit

خوی (xôy)

  1. (obsolete) helmet

Etymology 3 edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun edit

خوی (xôy)

  1. Khoy (a city in West Azerbaijan Province, Iran)
  2. Khoy County (a county of West Azerbaijan Province, Iran)

Etymology 4 edit

Otherwise خو (). Cognate to Sanskrit स्वधा (svadhā)

Pronunciation edit


Classical reading? xōy
Dari reading? xōy
Iranian reading? xuy
Tajik reading? xüy

Noun edit

خوی (xôy) (literary)

  1. custom, wont
  2. humour, nature, habit

References edit

  • Müller, Friedrich (1894) “Pahlawi und neupersische Etymologien”, in Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes (in German), volume 8, pages 188–189
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1892) “خوی”, in A Comprehensive Persian–English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul, page 489b
  • Vullers, Johann August (1855) “خوی”, in Lexicon Persico-Latinum etymologicum cum linguis maxime cognatis Sanscrita et Zendica et Pehlevica comparatum, e lexicis persice scriptis Borhâni Qâtiu, Haft Qulzum et Bahâri agam et persico-turcico Farhangi-Shuûrî confectum, adhibitis etiam Castelli, Meninski, Richardson et aliorum operibus et auctoritate scriptorum Persicorum adauctum[1] (in Latin), volume I, Gießen: J. Ricker, page 764a