بطخ

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Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Somehow derived from Classical Persian بت(bat, duck) (perhaps with the diminutive suffix ـه(-a)), a Wanderwort related to Arabic بَطَّة(baṭṭa), بَطّ(baṭṭ), Old Armenian բադ (bad), among others.

Cognate with Punjabi ਬੱਤਕ (battak), ਬੱਤਖ਼ (battax), Gujarati બતક (batak), Sindhi بَدَڪَ(badaka) / Sindhi बदक (badaka), Marathi बदक (badak), Konkani बदक (badak), Oriya ବତକ (bôtôkô), Kashmiri بَطُخ(batux), and perhaps in the Dravidian languages, Telugu బాతు (bātu), Kannada ಬಾತುಕೋಳಿ (bātukōḷi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

بَطَّخ (battaxf (Hindi spelling बत्तख़)

  1. duck (aquatic bird of the family Anatidae)
    بطخیں زیادہ تر مچھلیاں کھاتے ہیں۔‎‎
    battaxẽ zyāda tar machliyã khāte ha͠i‌.
    Ducks generally eat fish.

Declension[edit]

Declension of بطخ
singular plural
direct بطّخ(battax) بطّخیں(battaxẽ)
oblique بطّخ(battax) بطّخوں(battaxõ)
vocative بطّخ(battax) بطّخو(battaxo)

References[edit]

  • S. W. Fallon (1879) , “بَط؟”, in A New Hindustani-English Dictionary, Banaras, London: Trubner and Co.
  • بطخ”, in اُردُو لُغَت (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • Platts, John T. (1884) , “بطخ”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.
  • Qureshi, Bashir Ahmad (1971) , “بطخ”, in Kitabistan's 20th Century Standard Dictionary (in Urdu), Lahore: Kitabistan Pub. Co.
  • بطخ”, in Rekhta Urdu Dictionary, Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2021.
  • John Shakespear (1834) , “بطخ”, in A dictionary, Hindustani and English: with a copious index, fitting the work to serve, also, as a dictionary of English and Hindustani., 3rd edition, London