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PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian [Inscriptional Pahlavi needed] (nyw /nēw/, good, brave, valiant).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

نیو (niv) (comparative نیوتر‎, superlative نیوترین‎)

  1. (archaic) brave, valiant

Further readingEdit

  • Vullers, Johann August (1856–1864), “نیو”, 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, pages 1395b