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BaluchiEdit

NounEdit

دوست (dost)

  1. friend

PashtoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian دوست(dôst).

NounEdit

دوست (dostm (plural دوستان(dostân))

  1. (obsolete, unfashionable) friend

DeclensionEdit


SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Raverty, H. G. (1867), “دوست”, in A dictionary of the Puk'hto, Pus'hto, or language of the Afghans: with remarks on the originality of the language, and its affinity to other oriental tongues, London: Williams & Nortgate

PersianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian دوست
Iranian Persian
Tajik дӯст (düst)

دوست (dôst) (plural دوستان(dôstân) or دوست‌ها(dôst-hâ))

  1. friend

InflectionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Bashkir: дуҫ (duθ)
  • Dongxiang: dosi
  • Kazakh: дос (dos)
  • Turkish: dost
  • Uzbek: doʻst

UrduEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian دوست(dôst).

NounEdit

دوست (dostm (Hindi spelling दोस्त)

  1. friend

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UyghurEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian دوست(dôst).

NounEdit

دوست (dost) (plural دوستلار(dostlar))

  1. friend
    Synonyms: ئاداش(adash), ئاغىنە(aghine), ئۈلپەت(ülpet)

Usage notesEdit

دوست(dost) is the regular term for a friend, while ئاداش(adash) refers to close friends. However, ئاداش(adash) should be used to strangers to show politeness. ئاغىنە(aghine) is used for contemporaries, while ئۈلپەت(ülpet) refers to companions at work, or whom one is collaborating with.