Persian Morphology
Word Formation and Derivation

Persian Suffix انه (-âne) attaches to nouns, adjectives and stems. It derives words that denote "related to", "specific to", "for". Its use case includes English -ly as in brotherly, friendly and fortunately.

WordDerivation
صبح
sobh
morning
صبحانه
sobhâne
breakfast
عصر
asr
early evening
عصرانه
asrâne
afternoon snack
مرد
mard
man
مردانه
mardâne
for men, men's; manly, masculine
زن
zan
woman
زنانه
zanâne
for women, women's; womanly, feminine
دختر
dokhtar
girl
دخترانه
dokhtarâne
for girls; girlish, girlie
پسر
pesar
boy
پسرانه
pesarâne
for boys; boyish
عاشق
âshegh
in love, enamored
عاشقانه
âsheghâne
romantic
عاقل
âghel
wise
عاقلانه
âghelâne
wisely, wise
پدر
pedar
father
پدرانه
pedarâne
fatherly, paternal
مادر
mâdar
mother
مادرانه
mâdarâne
motherly, maternal
دوست
dust
friend
دوستانه
dustâne
friendly, amicable
بچه
bachche
child
بچگانه
bachchegâne
for children; childish
داوطلب
dâvtalab
volunteer
داوطلبانه
dâvtalabâne
voluntarily
خوشبخت
khoshbakht
fortunate
خوشبختانه
khoshbakhtâne
fortunately
شب
shab
night
شبانه
shabâne
night, nightly
روز
ruz
day
روزانه
ruzâne
daily
ماه
mâh
month
ماهانه
mâhâne
monthly
سال
sâl
year
سالانه
sâlâne
yearly

Sample vocabulary

داستان عاشقانه
dâstân-e âsheghâne
romantic story
فیلم عاشقانه
film-e âsheghâne
romantic movie
رابطه‌ی عاشقانه
râbete-ye âsheghâne
romantic relationship
صدای مردانه
sedâ-ye mardâne
masculine voice
چهره‌ی مردانه
chehre-ye mardâne
masculine face
اندام زنانه
andâm-e zanâne
womanly figure
زیبایی زنانه
zibâyi-ye zanâne
feminine beauty