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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian 𐭬𐭢𐭫𐭲𐭠(MGLTA) / 𐭭𐭠𐭬𐭪(n’mk) (nāmag, “book, letter”). Compare Old Armenian նամակ (namak), Classical Syriac ܢܡܩܐ(namqā), Jewish Babylonian Aramaic נמקא(namqā), and Arabic نمق(namq), Middle Iranian loanwords.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

Dari Persian نامه
Iranian Persian
Tajik нома (noma)

نامه (nâme) (plural نامه‌ها(nâme-hâ))

  1. (archaic) book
  2. (in compounds) book [of]
  3. letter (written or printed communication)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Tajik: нома (noma)
  • Azerbaijani: namə / نامه
  • → Hindustani:
    Urdu: نامہ(nāmā)
  • Kurdish:
    Northern Kurdish: name
    Central Kurdish: نامە(name)
  • Ottoman Turkish: نامه(nâme)

ReferencesEdit

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “nāmag”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 57
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “նամակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 425b
  • nmq”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–