An Etymological Dictionary of Persian , English and other by Dr. Ali Nourai

By Dr. Ali Nourai

Tracing phrases to their origins opens a brand new window to human civilization and tradition and is helping us comprehend the roots of a few of our current social traits and attitudes. for instance, the etymology of phrases for relatives in actual fact exhibits the department of duties within the most simple unit of society - the kinfolk. Father used to be the “protector” of the kinfolk (Pa: protect), mom used to be the “feeder”(Ma: breast), brother was once the weight “carrier” (Bher: hold) and daughter used to be the “milker” (Dhugh: to milk). If one makes the hassle to learn past the shallow shell of sounds and logos, it is easy to realize our human oneness portrayed in our phrases and their ancient roots. the first motivation for penning this dictionary is the wish that it's going to foster a better appreciation for the commonality within the obvious variance between diversified languages and cultures, and eventually nurture a better knowing between those that converse it appears varied languages.

In tracing any Persian notice to its origins, its cognates in different Indo-European languages has to be thought of. during this dictionary, English cognates are on a regular basis spoke of besides another Indo-European equivalents. Altogether, over 1,600 roots and 17,400 derived phrases are awarded during this dictionary. probably the most particular gains of this dictionary is its graphical presentation of etymological facts, just like a genealogy. The derivations of phrases are indicated with arrows instead of long textual content. The arrows vastly simplify the method of tracing phrases to their roots.

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