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bijîjk

Definition of bijîjk

doctor, physician, healer, sage

Etymology

PIE root *bheue- "to be, exist, grow”.

Pali bhisakka "doctor, physician",
Greek physikē (epistēmē) “(knowledge) of nature”, physikos "pertaining to nature”, physis "nature”, phyein "to bring forth, produce”,
Latin physica "study of nature”,
Old French fisike "natural science, art of healing”.

Historical records

- “Šāh wāxt ku: Až ku ay? – Man wāxt ku: Bizišk hēm až Bābel zamīg”.
(The Shah said: "From where are you?" I said: "I am a physician from the land of Babylon) [AD 216–274, Manichaean text fragment in Parthian language]

Parthian: Kurdish [English]
waxt: axaftin, gotin [to say, speak]
Až: ji [from]
Šāh wāxt ku: şah axaft kû [king said]
Až ku ay: ji ku yî [where are you from]
Bizišk hēm až Bābel zamīg: Bijîjkji Babil zemîn [a physician from the land of Babylon]

Related words and phrases

bû, bûn, bûyîn (to be, to become, birth)

Updated on March 19, 2023

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