See also: مہر

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Arabicized borrowing from Persian, eventually from Old Persian 𐎷𐎰𐎼 (mithra), from Avestan 𐬨𐬌𐬚𐬭𐬋(miθrō, covenant, contract, oath).

VerbEdit

مَهَرَ (mahara) I, non-past يَمْهُرُor يَمْهَرُ‎‎ (yamhuru or yamharu)

  1. to settle a dowry for (one's wife, etc.)
ConjugationEdit

VerbEdit

مَهَرَ (mahara) I, non-past يَمْهَرُ‎‎ (yamharu)

  1. to stamp
  2. to imprint
  3. to contract
ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

مَهْر (mahrm (plural مُهُور(muhūr))

  1. verbal noun of مَهَرَ (mahara) (form I)
  2. stamping
  3. sealing
  4. contracting
  5. dowry, dower, marriage portion
  6. price
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Middle Armenian: մահր (mahr)

NounEdit

مُهْر (muhrm

  1. seal
  2. stamp
  3. signet
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

مَهَرَ (mahara) I, non-past يَمْهُرُor يَمْهَرُ‎‎ (yamhuru or yamharu)

  1. to be skilled
  2. to be proficient
ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

مُهْر (muhrm (plural أَمْهَار(ʾamhār) or مِهَارَة(mihāra), feminine مُهْرَة(muhra))

  1. foal
  2. colt
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PersianEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Reborrowed from Arabic verbal noun مَهْر(mahr), from the verb مَهَرَ(mahara, to contract, to give a dowry), from Old Persian 𐎷𐎰𐎼 (mithra), a borrowing from Avestan 𐬨𐬌𐬚𐬭𐬋(miθrō, covenant, contract, oath), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mitra (covenant, treaty, agreement, promise). Compare Sanskrit मित्र (mitra).

NounEdit

مهر (mahr) (plural مهرها(mahr-hâ))

  1. (Islam) Mahr, a pre-negotiated gift of monetary (for example, gold coins) or symbolic value which is promised to a bride by a groom upon marriage. A woman may claim her mahr at any point during the marriage though in practice often it is claimed upon divorce or the death of the husband.
  2. contracting
  3. contract
  4. covenant
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Persian mtr' (Mihr), from Old Persian 𐎷𐎰𐎼 (Miθra), from Avestan 𐬨𐬌𐬚𐬭𐬀(miθra, covenant, contract, oath), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mitra (covenant, treaty, agreement, promise). Compare Sanskrit मित्र (mitra), Ancient Greek μεσίτης (mesítēs).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian مهر
Iranian Persian
Tajik меҳр (mehr)

مهر (mehr)

  1. kindness
  2. love
  3. affection
  4. friendship
  5. mercy
  6. sympathy
  7. prosperity
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Proper nounEdit

Dari Persian مهر
Iranian Persian
Tajik Меҳр (Mehr)

مهر (Mehr)

  1. (Zoroastrianism) Mithra, a Zoroastrian deity.
  2. the Sun
  3. Mehr, the seventh month of the solar Persian calendar.
  4. Name of the sixteenth day of any month of the solar Persian calendar.

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Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (mwdl), 𐫖𐫇𐫍𐫡(mwhr /muhr/, seal) (compare Parthian 𐫖𐫇𐫍𐫡(mwhr /muhr/, seal), and Bactrian μολρο (molro)); possibly cognate with Old Persian 𐎷𐎰𐎼 (mithra) and Avestan 𐬨𐬌𐬚𐬭𐬋(miθrō, covenant, contract, oath), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mitra (covenant, treaty, agreement, promise). Compare Sanskrit Sanskrit मुद्रा (mudrā, seal), मित्र (mitra, covenant). Akin to Old Armenian մուրհակ (murhak), Aramaic מוהרק(mūhraq) and Arabic مُهْرَق(muhraq), Iranian borrowings.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
مُهر
Dari Persian تاپه
Iranian Persian مهر
Tajik мӯҳр (mühr)

مهر (mohr) (plural مهرها(mohr-hâ))

  1. seal
  2. impression
  3. stamp
  4. (Islam) A prayer-stone, sometimes made from clay from Karbala or Mashhad, which is placed on the ground in front of the worshipper and onto which the forehead is touched during prayer; also known as a turba.
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