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 kin sincerely indicates the department of duties within the most simple unit of society - the kin. Father was once the “protector” of the kin (Pa: protect), mom used to be the “feeder”(Ma: breast), brother was once the weight “carrier” (Bher: hold) and daughter was once the “milker” (Dhugh: to milk). If one makes the hassle to learn past the shallow shell of sounds and emblems, you can still realize our human oneness portrayed in our phrases and their old roots. the first motivation for penning this dictionary is the desire that it should foster a better appreciation for the commonality within the obvious variance between diverse languages and cultures, and eventually nurture a better realizing between those that communicate it sounds as if diverse languages.

In tracing any Persian note to its origins, its cognates in different Indo-European languages needs to be thought of. during this dictionary, English cognates are frequently talked about 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 distinctive gains of this dictionary is its graphical presentation of etymological info, just like a genealogy. The derivations of phrases are indicated with arrows instead of long textual content. The arrows drastically simplify the method of tracing phrases to their roots.

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