See also: چاي, چاۓ, and خای

Azerbaijani

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Noun

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چای (çay) (definite accusative چایێ (çayı), plural چایلار (çaylar))

  1. Arabic spelling of çay

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Chagatai

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Classical Persian چای (čāy), ultimately from Chinese (chá).

Noun

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چای (čay) (uncountable)

  1. tea

Khalaj

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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چای (çâay) (definite accusative چایؽ, plural چایلار)

  1. Arabic spelling of çâay (river)
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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چای (çây) (definite accusative چایؽ, plural چایلار)

  1. Arabic spelling of çây (tea)
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Ottoman Turkish

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چای

Etymology 1

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Ultimately from Chinese (chá, tea).

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Noun

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چای (çay)

  1. tea plant, any bush of the species Camellia sinensis whose leaves are picked to make a beverage
  2. tea, a common beverage made by infusing the dried leaves or buds of this plant in hot water
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Further reading

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Etymology 2

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چای

Inherited from Proto-Turkic *čāj (river); cognate with Azerbaijani çay.

Noun

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چای (çay)

  1. rivulet, brook, a body of running water smaller than a river
    Synonym: دره (dere)
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Further reading

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Pashto

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Etymology

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From Chinese (chá).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃɑi/
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Noun

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چای (čâym (plural چای)

  1. tea

Persian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From possibly چا +‎ ـی or Chinese 茶葉茶叶 (cháyè).

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Readings
Classical reading? čāy
Dari reading? čāy
Iranian reading? čây
Tajik reading? čoy

Noun

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Dari چای
Iranian Persian
Tajik чой

چای (čây) (plural چای‌ها (čây-hâ))

  1. tea

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Urdu

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Classical Persian چای (čāy), ultimately from Chinese (chá).

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Noun

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چای (cāyf (Hindi spelling चाय)

  1. Alternative form of چائے (cāe, tea, chai)