parjâ zadan, parjâyidan
1) To remain in one place in the air by rapidly beating the wings.
M.E. hoveren, frequentative of hoven "hover, tarry, linger," of unknown origin.
Parjâ zadan (on the model of darjâ zadan "to march in the same place, moving one's legs up and down without going forward"), from par zadan darjâ "to beat the wings at the same place," from par zadan "to beat the wings," from par "wing, → feather," zadan, → beat, + darjâ "in the same place," from dar, → in, + jâ, → place.
A vehicle capable of travelling over land or water on a cushion of air.
Fr.: vol stationnaire
The act of one who hovers.