Using QP saahib's suggestion, I decided to post this enquiry here as a supplement to the original discussion on the etymology forum, which you can find here. In Urdu, miyaaN is used as a respectful term, equivalent to "sir, mister", while miyaan means "middle, waist". Are both of these forms or meanings present in Farsi (as spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, or Central Asia)? Does miyaan have any other meaning or connotation in Farsi? Is miyaaN used in any other Indo-Iranian language besides Urdu?