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Default 07-13-2017, 03:47 AM

According to whom does akhtar mean star in Pashto? Every dictionary I looked at only mentions festival and good fortune. The only references I can find mentioning the meaning of star are about Persian.

Star in Pashto is stooray, which derives from the same Indo-European root as "star."
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Default 07-13-2017, 03:52 AM

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Akhtar must be a holiday of "Khuda" or something. The holiday at the end of Ramadan is called Eid Al-fitr. And we praise Allah, Lord of the universe, master of the day of judgement, the most high, the beneficent, most merciful, oft-forgiving. The one who sent Mohammad (Peace and blessing to him) May Allah, the supreme all mighty, Grant Mohammad (Peace and blessing to him) the position of Al-Wasila in the Akhira.

Khuda(y) means God in Pashto and refers to Allah Subhana wa Taala. We call Eid "akhtar" just like we call Salah "lamoonz" and Jinn "piri." They're not different concepts, just different names in a different language.
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But it could have been appropriated in Pashto to mean festival? It probably originates from the procession of the Stars related to Soltices and Equinoxes and such.
Thats what Im saying. We must not forget that Farsiwan in Afghanistan also use Akhtar for Eid. No one uses the word Akhtar for other festivities but only for Eid.
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Thats what Im saying. We must not forget that Farsiwan in Afghanistan also use Akhtar for Eid. No one uses the word Akhtar for other festivities but only for Eid.
I never knew Farsiwan say Akhtar, I'm used to them saying Eidetan or Eid-e-tuh or stuff like that. Just the standard greeting Farsi-nized.


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Thats what Im saying. We must not forget that Farsiwan in Afghanistan also use Akhtar for Eid. No one uses the word Akhtar for other festivities but only for Eid.
I've never heard a Tajik/Farsiwan call Eid "Akhtar." Maybe Pashtunized Tajiks in Kandahar use it, but I don't think anyone would call it Akhtar while speaking Farsi.
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Default 07-19-2017, 02:15 AM

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I've never heard a Tajik/Farsiwan call Eid "Akhtar." Maybe Pashtunized Tajiks in Kandahar use it, but I don't think anyone would call it Akhtar while speaking Farsi.
All the Farsiwan(mostly kabuli and panjsheri) I know say Akhtar and I have some family members that have married farsiwan women and they all say that too but you could be right, maybe they are saying it because they are around pashtuns or to pashtuns and not with each other.

I was under the impression it was an Afghan(pashtun and farsiwan) thing.
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