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Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Persian دیو (div).

NounEdit

دیو (div)

  1. demon
  2. jinn, genie
  3. giant

DescendantsEdit


PersianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian ŠDYA (dēw, evil spirit), from Old Persian 𐎭𐎡𐎺 (daiva-), from Proto-Iranian *daiva- (compare Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬎𐬎𐬀 (daēuua-)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Sanskrit देव (devá)), from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (god) (compare Welsh duw, Latin deus, dīvus, Lithuanian dievas). Akin to Old Armenian դեւ (dew), Georgian დევი (devi), Iranian borrowings.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

دیو (dêv) (plural دیوان (dêvân) or دیوها (dêv-hâ))

Dari Persian دیو
Iranian Persian دیو
Tajiki Persian дев (dev)
  1. demon
  2. daeva

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


UrduEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Persian دیو (div).

NounEdit

دیو (dīvm (Hindi spelling दीव)

  1. demon
  2. jinn

Etymology 2Edit

From Sanskrit दैव (daiva).

NounEdit

دیو (daivm (Hindi spelling दैव)

  1. deva
  2. deity
  3. god
  4. celestial being