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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Persian [script needed] (HS) / [script needed] (mdy /may/, wine), from Old Persian *𐎶𐎯 (*madu), from Proto-Iranian *mádu, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mádʰu, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu (honey, mead).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian می
Iranian Persian
Tajik май (may)

می (mey)

  1. (literary) wine
  2. alcoholic beverage

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Azerbaijani:
    Arabic: مئی(mey)
    Latin: mey
  • Gurani: مه‌ی(may)
  • Kurdish:
    Central Kurdish: مه‌ی(may)
    Northern Kurdish: mey (may)
  • → Hindustani:
    Urdu: مے(mai)
  • Ottoman Turkish: می(may),
  • Pashto: می(may)
  • Uzbek: may

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (hmy /hamē/).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

Dari Persian می
Iranian Persian
Tajik ме- (me-)

می (mi-)

  1. A non-combining prefix used in the present and the imperfect tenses
    می(mi-) + کردم (kardam, I did) = می‌کردم (mi-kardam, I used to do; I was doing)

Etymology 3Edit

From English May.

Proper nounEdit

Dari Persian می
Iranian Persian مه
Tajik май (may)

می ()

  1. (Dari (Afghanistan)) May

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

می (mey)

  1. (dialectal, Shiraz, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan) except

ConjunctionEdit

می (mey)

  1. (dialectal, Shiraz, Kazerun, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan) but
  2. (dialectal, Shiraz, Khesht, Kazerun, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan) unless

Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

می (mi)

  1. (music) E, Mi (the third note of the fixed-Do solfège scale)
  2. (music) Mi (the third note of the movable-Do solfège scale, i.e. the mediant)

Southwestern FarsEdit

NounEdit

می (mi)

  1. (Masarm, Deh Sarv) hair