बहाना

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian بہانه (bahâneh).

Noun[edit]

बहाना (bahānāmUrdu spelling بہانہ

  1. excuse
    वह बहाने बनाने लगी।
    She began to make excuses.
    इससे अच्छा बहाना और क्या हो सकता है?
    What better excuse can there be than this?
  2. pretext, pretence
    अपना मज़हब के बहाना से, आतंकवादी ने एक मंदिर उड़ाया।
    Under the pretence of his religion, the terrorist blew up a temple.

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References[edit]

  • बहाना in Bahri, Hardev (1989), Learners' Hindi-English dictionary (Delhi: Rajpal & Sons)