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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 developments and attitudes. for instance, the etymology of phrases for relatives essentially exhibits the department of duties within the most elementary unit of society - the kinfolk. Father was once the “protector” of the relatives (Pa: protect), mom was once the “feeder”(Ma: breast), brother used to be the burden “carrier” (Bher: hold) and daughter was once the “milker” (Dhugh: to milk). If one makes the trouble to learn past the shallow shell of sounds and emblems, you will realize our human oneness portrayed in our phrases and their old roots. the first motivation for penning this dictionary is the desire that it is going to foster a better appreciation for the commonality within the obvious variance between varied languages and cultures, and eventually nurture a better realizing between those that communicate it appears diverse languages.

In tracing any Persian notice to its origins, its cognates in different Indo-European languages needs to be thought of. during this dictionary, English cognates are usually noted in addition to another Indo-European equivalents. Altogether, over 1,600 roots and 17,400 derived phrases are awarded during this dictionary. probably the most exact positive factors of this dictionary is its graphical presentation of etymological information, just like a genealogy. The derivations of phrases are indicated with arrows instead of long textual content. The arrows significantly simplify the method of tracing phrases to their roots.

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