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مُو

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek μῆον (mêon).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

مُو (m

  1. meu, baldmoney (Meum athamanticum)
    Synonym: شِبِتّ بَرِّيّ(šibitt barriyy)

Usage notesEdit

Presumably obsolete, as the range of the plant ends southwards to the East in Bulgaria and to the West in Al-Andalus, apocryphically Morocco, and as a learned borrowing only used in medieval pharmacology, found in authors like the Cordoban Maimonides. It is also usually called inexactly شِبِتّ(šibitt, dill).

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne (1881) , “مو”, in Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes (in French), volume 2, Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 622b
  • Freytag, Georg (1837) , “مو”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 4, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 222a
  • Löw, Immanuel (1916) , “Bemerkungen zu Budge’s „The Syriac Book of Medicines“”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[1] (in German), volume 70, page 528 line 15 – page 529 line 3

North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From underlying Arabic مَا هُوَ(mā huwa).

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

مو (mu)

  1. not
    مو مشكلة
    mu miškle
    No problem

PashtoEdit

PronounEdit

مو ()

  1. our (affixed form)
  2. your (affixed form, possessive of تاسو)

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

مو (mo)

  1. (dialectal, Mashhad, Bushehr, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan) Alternative form of من

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Persian [script needed] (mwd /mōy/, hair).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian مو
Iranian Persian
Tajik мӯ ()

مو (mu) (plural موها(mu-hâ))

  1. hair
    • 10th/11th century, attributed to Abū-Sa'īd Abul-Khayr and Avicenna, [2]:
      دل گرچه در این بادیه بسیار شتافت
      یک موی ندانست ولی موی شکافت
      اندر دل من هزار خورشید بتافت
      آخر به کمال ذره‌ای راه نیافت
      dil garči dar īn bādiya bisyār šitāft
      yak mōy nadānist walī mōy šikāft
      andar dil-i man hazār xuršēd bitāft
      āxar ba kamāl zarra-ē rāh nayāft
      Although [this] heart hastened in this desert so much,
      A hair was not aware, but passed through hairs.
      A thousand of suns shined inside my heart
      At the end, it did not reach the smallest bit of excellence.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971) , “mōy”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 56

Etymology 3Edit

Cognates with میوه‎.

NounEdit

مو (mow) (plural موها(mow-hâ))

  1. vine

Derived termsEdit