شیرفش

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

شیر(šir, lion) +‎ ـفَش(faš, -like)

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

شیرفش (širfaš)

  1. (archaic, literary) lionlike, leonine
    • 10th Century CE, Ferdowsi, Shahnameh
      سپاهی که دیدند کوپال اوی / بر و مِغفَر و شیرفش یال اوی
      sepâhi ke didand kupâle 'uy / bar o meqfar o širfaš yâle 'uy
      The (enemy) army then saw his (formidable) mace, / his (colossal) build, his (mighty) helmet, and his leonine mane of hair
  2. (figuratively, literary) courageous, valiant, or violent
    • 10th Century CE, Ferdowsi, Shahnameh
      بیارم یکی لشکرِ شیرفَش / برآرم شما را سر از خوابِ خَوش
      biaram yeki laškare širfaš / bar-âram šomâ râ sar az xâbe xaš
      I shall gather a valiant army / and disrupt your peaceful sleep
    Synonyms: اَرغَند(arğand), شُجاع(šojâ'), دِلیر(delir)

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dehkhoda, Ali-Akbar, “شیرفش”, in Dehkhoda Dictionary Institute, editors, Dehkhoda Dictionary (in Persian), Tehran: University of Tehran Press, 1931–