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THE vowels are to be pronounced as in Italian, except I á, which is sounded broad as in the word awe.
e Há, a strong pectoral aspirate.
Káf, like ck in stuck pronounced very gutturally. » Gáf, like the English g, but always hard before all vowels, as & gi, ghee not jee. The Persians frequently pronounce it with a slight y sound, like the Cockney mode of pronouncing the
in garden, “gyarden.” When it occurs between two vowels it is often sounded like y, as w1, pronounced eyer,
• Há, at the end of words is frequently silent. Otherwise it is sounded like the English h in hat.
jiwo to, although differing widely in Arabic are all pronounced in Persian like the English z in zone.
Similarly s ww ws are all pronounced s.
The capital letters before each word refer to the language to which it belongs, A. Arabic, P. Persian, H. Hindustani, G. Greek, T. Turkish.
A CONCISE DICTIONARY.
PERSIAN AND ENGLISH.
| alif. The first letter of the A. Bu ibák. Running aArabic and Persian Alphabet. way (as a slave), absconding,
I a. Oh! also a particle withdrawing. of interrogation.
P. ül! Abán. The 10th day lá. Come thou.
of the Persian month, and also
the 8th month of the Persian wl ab. Water, moisture,
year. humour, splendour, elegance,
A. well ibánat. Publishing, grace. The lustre of precious disclosing, declaring. stones, polished steel, &c.
oldal 9 W ábá wa ajdád. wl ab. A father, pl. sb! Ancestors. ábá.
A. jab abáher. The feathers Wo is !! aban 'an jadd. and quills of a bird, pl. of From father to son, from gene
abhar. ration to generation.
A. Su ábái. Ancestral, pa
ternal. ibá kerdan az, to refuse to....
A. en! abt. Being warm, “s su ibáhat. Publishing, sultry ; swelled with drinkdivulging a secret; permitting, ing. giving liberty.
4. Lol ábtába. An ewer, all ábád. A city; popu- water-pot. lous, cultivated.
Jul ibtár. Docking the
tail, curtailing. öll ábádán. Flourishing, populous, cultivated, in A. Sa ibtidá. Beginning habited.
ابا کردن از ibd
. Denial اباء
A. El ! ibtidá'. Invention,
creating ness, vileness, meanness.
ylt! abdár. Succulent, jd abtar. Docked, ruin- juicy, lustrous. A servant who ed, confused ; mutilated. attends to the provisions on a phuil ibtisám. A smile,
A smile, journey. smiling.
Producing A. ! ibtilá. Temptation, something new, inventing; also trial.
halting, limping (as cattle from A. EY ibtilá. Devouring,
Jld! abdál. Mysterious
beings who preside over the .
Building, spheres. Hermits, saints, pious constructing
Clear ibtiháj. Gladness, ulul ibdál. Change, exalacrity, cheerfulness.
change. A. Elil ibtiyá. Buying.
A vessel A. Jal ibtihál. Supplication.
for holding water. A. 451, abjad. The Arabic alphabet arranged in numerical
will ábdast. Ablution order.
before prayer. A. abhur. Seas. pl. of
without end. P. A. els ul abi şaiyát. The water of immortality, nectar.
áb-dida. Tears, ist abkhur. Vapours,
P. et abi. A cloud.
A puncture; most avaricious.
sting of a scorpion. segist ábkh'urd. Liveli
A. librá. Setting free, hood.
Self-comd. o'st ábkh’ura. A cup placency, pride; honouring, for drinking water.
A. librár. Justification, P. Sigs! ábkh'urí. Halter, a watering place.
acquittal. 4 abad. An age; eter
A. I abrár. Just, pious nity without end.
men. Pl. of barr.