Definitions for dariˈdɑr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Da•riˈdɑr i(n.)

  1. the Persian language as spoken in Afghanistan.

    Category: Peoples

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dari, Dari Persian(noun)

    an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan

Wiktionary

  1. Dari(ProperNoun)

    A variety of Middle Persian, the court language of the late Sassanid period and of classical Persian poetry.

  2. Dari(ProperNoun)

    The dialect of the Persian language as spoken by approximately one-half of the population in Afghanistan; also referred to as Eastern Persian, Afghan Persian, or simply Persian.

  3. Dari(ProperNoun)

    A language of the Central Iranian family spoken by up to 15,000 people (mostly Zoroastrians) in the Yazd and Kerman areas, also known as Gabri or Gabar.

  4. Origin: From (darī), of disputed origin, probably from (darbār) meaning royal court. The use of the name 'Dari' in English is a recent development, the language formerly being known as 'Persian' to English speakers.

Freebase

  1. Farsi, Eastern Language

    Dari or Dari Persian or Eastern Persian is a name given to the Old Persian language at a very early date and widely attested in Arabic and Persian texts since the 10th century. Since 1964, Dari is the official name for the Persian language in Afghanistan. Dari Persian spoken in Afghanistan is formal version of the New Persian language descended from the courtly language of the Sassanian Empire and is thus more akin to the Middle Persian language than the dialects spoken in Iran or the Tajik dialect of Central Asia. In historical usage, Dari refers to the Middle Persian court language of the Sassanids. In Afghanistan, Dari refers to a modern dialect form of Persian that is the standard language used in administration, government, radio, television, and print media. Because of a preponderance of Dari native speakers, who normally refer to the language as Fārsi, it is also known as Afghan Persian in some Western sources. Dari is the term officially recognized and promoted since 1964 by the Afghan government for the Persian language. As defined in the Constitution of Afghanistan, it is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan; the other is Pashto.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

off(preposition)

away from; down from

It fell off the table; a mile off the coast; He cut about five centimetres off my hair.

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