See also: فرشتہ

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian plystk'(frēstag, apostle; angel). Compare Manichaean Middle Persian frystg, prystg(frēstag), hrystg(hrēstag, apostle; angle), Manichaean Parthian fryštg(frēštag, apostle; angel), Avestan 𐬟𐬭𐬀𐬉𐬱𐬙𐬀(fraēšta-, messenger), and Middle Iranian borrowings Old Armenian հրեշտակ(hreštak), Jewish Babylonian Aramaic פרסתקא(prestəqāʾ, royal guard, messenger), and Classical Syriac ܦܪܣܬܩܐ(prestəqāʾ, royal guard, messenger).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

فرشته ‎(ferešte) ‎(plural فرشته‌ها(ferešte-hâ) or فرشتگان(fereštegân))

Dari فرشته
Iranian Persian فرشته
Tajik фаришта(farišta)
  1. angel (divine and supernatural messenger from a deity)

Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

فرشته ‎(Ferešte)

  1. A female given name, Fereshteh, Fereshte, Farishtah, Farishta

ReferencesEdit

  • prstq”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “frēstag”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press