See also: Hayır

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish خیر(hayır), from Arabic خَيْر(ḵayr, good, well, wellbeing).

In the sense of “no” shortened from Persian نخیر(naxeyr, no), itself from نه(na, no) + the abovementioned Arabic word. Partially replaced yok, although the latter is still more common.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

hayır

  1. no, nope
    Öğretmen misin? — Hayır.
    Are you a teacher? — No.

InterjectionEdit

hayır

  1. no
    Hayır! Yapma!
    No! Don't do it!
    Synonym: yok
    Antonym: evet

NounEdit

hayır (definite accusative hayrı, plural hayırlar)

  1. good; prosperity
  2. profit, advantage
  3. charity

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