Definition of pirs
to ask, question, request, ask for, inquiry, query, search
From Avestan (Av.)
1) pares, peresanguha, pərəs "to ask, to question"
2) peresaiti, frasā "question, inquiry"
PIE root *prek-, pr̥k̑-, perk̑- "to ask, request, entreat, pray for",
Old French preier "to pray",
Latin precari "ask earnestly, beg, entreat",
Old Church Slavonic prositi,
Lithuanian prašyti "to ask, beg",
Old High German frahen,
Old English fricgan "to ask" a question.
Possible connection between price and Kurdish words of pirs "to ask" as well as frotin/frasā "to sell".
PIE *per- "to traffic in, to sell".
Updated on January 22, 2023