Middle PersianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • [script needed] (nʾn' /nān/) (Book Pahlavi)
  • 𐫗𐫀𐫗‎(nʾn /nān/) (Manichaean)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Persian [Term?], from Proto-Iranian *nagna- (compare Sogdian [script needed] (nγn- /naγn-/, bread), Baluchi نگن(nagan), Pashto [script needed] (naγan), Manichaean Parthian 𐫗𐫃𐫗(ngn /naγn/), Khotanese [script needed] (nāṃji), and possibly the Old Armenian loanword նկան (nkan)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian [Term?] (compare Sanskrit नग्नहु (nagnahu, ferment, a drug used for fermenting spirituous liquor)).

Logogram from Aramaic 𐡋𐡇𐡌𐡀(laḥmā [lḥmʾ]).

NounEdit

LHMA (LHMA /nān/)

  1. (Book Pahlavi) bread
  2. (Book Pahlavi) food

DescendantsEdit

  • Classical Persian: [Term?]

ReferencesEdit

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “nān”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 58
  • Bailey, H. W. (1979), “nāṃji”, in Dictionary of Khotan Saka, Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University press, page 179b
  • Mayrhofer, Manfred (1996) Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen [Etymological Dictionary of Old Indo-Aryan] (in German), volume II, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 6