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From Middle Persian p'y- (to protect, guard; to wait, stand), from Old Persian 𐎱𐎠𐎮𐎹 (pā-, to protect), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *paH-, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to protect).


پاییدن (pâyidan) (present stem پای(pây))

  1. to protect, guard, watch
  2. to stand firm, wait, to be constant, steady, fixed, established
  3. to subsist independently of anything
  4. to fix the look steadily on any object
  5. to trample upon, wear, beat, or make smooth with the feet
  6. to kick
  7. to wait, expect