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AdjectiveEdit

پیر (pír)

  1. old

PersianEdit

Dari Persian پیر
Iranian Persian پیر
Tajiki Persian пир (pir)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Persian pyl (pīr, old, aged, ancient).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /piːɾ/, [pʰiːɾ]

AdjectiveEdit

پیر (pir) (comparative پیرتر, superlative پیرترین)

  1. old
Usage notesEdit

When used with the words مرد (mard, man) and زن (zan, woman), پیر (pir) usually precedes them.

  • پیر مرد (pir mard, old man)
  • پیر زن (pir zan, old woman)

These are sometimes treated as compound words, i.e. پیرزن (pir-e-zan, pir-zan) and پیرمرد (pir-e-mard, pir-mard).

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Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

پیر (pir)

  1. (Sufism) Pir, Sheikh

Etymology 2Edit

From پدر (pidar)

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

پیر (piyar)

  1. (dialectal, Harat) father