भाई

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Etymology[edit]

From Prakrit, from an Old-Indo-Aryan language, akin to Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother). Cognates include Persian برادر (barâdar), Ancient Greek φράτηρ (phrátēr), Latin frāter, Old Norse bróðir and Old English brōþor (English brother).

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भाई (bhāīmUrdu spelling بھائی

  1. brother
  2. (figuratively, colloquial) dude, friend, bro

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