ميدان

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Middle Persian mdyʾn' ‎(*mayān, middle; among, between) (whence Persian میان ‎(miyân)), Manichaean Parthian mdyʾn ‎(*maẟyān, among, amid, between), Manichaean Sogdian myẟʾn ‎(*mēẟan, middle), Avestan [script needed] ‎(maiẟyāna-, middle). Their first part is ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos.

NounEdit

مَيْدَان ‎(maydānm ‎(plural مَيَادِين ‎(mayādīn))

  1. square
  2. field, sphere

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “meydan” in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • Karl Lokotsch (1927), Etymologisches Wörterbuch der europäischen Wörter orientalischen Ursprungs, Heidelberg: Carl Winter’s Universitätsbuchhandlung, page 108b
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