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pir

Definition of pir

bridge; onstruction or natural feature that spans a divide. Structure built to span physical obstacles.

Examples

- Piştî ku em ji pirekê derbas bûn, ev pir hat bombe kirin. - Just after we arrived and crossed a bridge, it was blown up.

Etymology

from PIE root *bhru "log, beam," hence "wooden causeway";

Lycian pri- (over-);
Lydian fra- = across, through;
Lithuanian pra-, per;
Latin pro;
Flemish brug;
Proto-Germanic *brugjo;
Serbian brv "footbridge";
Gaulish briva;
Dutch brug;
Old High German brucca;
German Brücke;

Other forms

pird, pire, koprî