ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ن و ف(n-w-f).

VerbEdit

نَافَ (nāfa) I, non-past يَنُوفُ‎‎ (yanūfu)

  1. to exceed, to surpass, to go over

ConjugationEdit


PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃nobʰilos (navel). Compare Avestan 𐬥𐬁𐬟𐬋(nāfō), Sanskrit नाभि (nābhi).

NounEdit

ناف (nāf)

  1. navel

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1892), “ناف”, in A Comprehensive Persian–English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul
  • Vullers, Johann August (1856–1864), “ناف”, in Lexicon Persico-Latinum etymologicum cum linguis maxime cognatis Sanscrita et Zendica et Pehlevica comparatum, e lexicis persice scriptis Borhâni Qâtiu, Haft Qulzum et Bahâri agam et persico-turcico Farhangi-Shuûrî confectum, adhibitis etiam Castelli, Meninski, Richardson et aliorum operibus et auctoritate scriptorum Persicorum adauctum (in Latin), volume II, Bonn: Adolf Marcus, page 1280

UrduEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian ناف(nâf).

NounEdit

ناف (nāff (Hindi spelling नाफ़)

  1. navel

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