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PrefixEdit

Dari Persian دژ
Iranian Persian
Tajik дуж- (duž-)

دژ (dož- or dež-)

  1. bad, difficult, hard

Etymology 2Edit

 
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Iranian, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰoyǵʰhos (wall), from the root *dʰeyǵʰ-; see there for more.

The less commonly form دز(dez) is from Middle Persian KLYTA / dc (diz, fortress)

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NounEdit

Dari Persian دژ
Iranian Persian
Tajik диж (diž)

دژ (dež) (plural دژها(dež-hâ))

  1. fort, fortress
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ReferencesEdit

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “diz”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press
  • Rastorgujeva, V. S.; Edelʹman, D. I. (2003) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ iranskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Iranian Languages] (in Russian), volume II, Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura, pages 311—316