dünyəvi

AzerbaijaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic دُنْيَوِيّ(dunyawiyy). Surface etymology dünya (world) +‎ -vi.

The shift from the sense mundane to secular is probably resulting from a semantic loan from Russian светский (svetskij).

Cognate with Uzbek dunyoviy.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [dynjæːˈvi]
  • Hyphenation: dün‧yə‧vi

AdjectiveEdit

dünyəvi

  1. (rare) mundane, wordly, earthly
  2. secular
    dünyəvi dövlətsecular state

Derived termsEdit