See also: سخر, شجر, and ش ج ر

Arabic edit

Root
س ح ر (s-ḥ-r)

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Semitic *šaḥ(a)r- (dawn, morning). Cognate with Akkadian 𒀉𒄘𒍣𒂵 (šērum), Hebrew שַׁחַר (šáḥar, dawn) and Ugaritic 𐎌𐎈𐎗 (šḥr, dawn; tomorrow, the future); see Canaanite deity Shahar.

Noun edit

سَحَر (saḥarm

  1. the last part of the night before daybreak; predawn
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Etymology 2 edit

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

Noun edit

سَحْر or سَحَر (saḥr or saḥarm (dual سَحْرَان (saḥrān) or سَحَرَان (saḥarān), plural سُحُور (suḥūr))

  1. lung
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Etymology 3 edit

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

Noun edit

سِحْر (siḥrm (plural أَسْحَار (ʔasḥār) or سُحُور (suḥūr))

  1. verbal noun of سَحَرَ (saḥara) (form I)
  2. witchcraft, magic, sorcery, wizardry
  3. charm; enchantment
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Descendants edit
  • Maltese: seħer
  • Azerbaijani: sehr
  • Bashkir: сихыр (sixır)
  • Baluchi: سحر (sihr)
  • Persian: سحر (sehr)
  • Malay: sihir
  • Ottoman Turkish: سحر (sihir)
  • Swahili: sihiri
  • Zazaki: sihir
  • Urdu: سِحْر (sihr)
  • Uyghur: سېھىر (sëhir)
  • Uzbek: sehr

Verb edit

سَحَرَ (saḥara) I, non-past يَسْحَرُ‎ (yasḥaru)

  1. to bewitch, to charm, to spellbind, to fascinate, to curse
  2. to hurt one's heart, to restrict one's chest or breathing
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سَحَّرَ (saḥḥara) II, non-past يُسَحِّرُ‎ (yusaḥḥiru)

  1. to conjure
  2. to bewitch, to charm
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Etymology edit

From Arabic سِحْر (siḥr).

Noun edit

سحر (sihr, sahr)

  1. magic

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Mazanderani edit

Etymology edit

From Arabic سَحَر (saḥar).

Noun edit

سحر (sahar)

  1. dawn

Ottoman Turkish edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Arabic سَحَر (saḥar).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

سحر (sehar)

  1. dawn, daybreak
    Synonyms: بام (bam), شفق (şafak), طاك (dañ, tañ), فجر (facr)
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Etymology 2 edit

From Arabic سِحْر (siḥr).

Pronunciation edit

  • (15th–17th century) IPA(key): [sɯhɾ], [sɯhɯɾ]
  • (18th–20th century) IPA(key): [sihɾ], [sihiɾ]

Noun edit

سحر (sıhr, sıhır, sihr, sihir)

  1. magic, witchcraft
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Persian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Arabic سَحَر (saḥar).

Pronunciation edit

 

Readings
Classical reading? sahar
Dari reading? sahar
Iranian reading? sahar
Tajik reading? sahar

Noun edit

سحر (sahar)

  1. dawn
    • c. 1390, Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiẓ, “Ghazal 371”, in دیوان حافظ [The Divān of Ḥāfiẓ]‎[2]:
      ما درس سحر در ره میخانه نهادیم
      محصول دعا در ره جانانه نهادیم
      mā dars-i sahar dar rah-i mayxāna nihādēm
      mahsūl-i du'ā dar rah-i jānāna nihādēm
      We have cast away our morning classes on the way to the tavern;
      We have cast away the fruits of our prayers on the way to the beloved.
      (Classical Persian transliteration)
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Proper noun edit

سحر (sahar)

  1. a female given name, Sahar, from Arabic

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Arabic سِحْر (siḥr).

Pronunciation edit

 

Readings
Classical reading? sihr
Dari reading? sehr
Iranian reading? sehr
Tajik reading? sehr

Noun edit

سحر (sehr)

  1. witchcraft, magic, sorcery, wizardry
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Urdu edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Classical Persian سحر (sahar), from Arabic سَحَر (saḥar).

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سَحْر (sahrf (Hindi spelling सहर)

  1. dawn, daybreak

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Classical Persian سحر (sihr), from Arabic سِحْر (siḥr).

Noun edit

سِحْر (sihrm (Hindi spelling सिह्र)

  1. enchantment, sorcery, magic, wizardry, witchcraft
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