بنا

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Arabic[edit]

Verb[edit]

بِنَّا (binnā) (form I)

  1. first-person plural past active of بَانَ (bāna)

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic [Term?].

Noun[edit]

بنا (bina)

  1. building

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic [Term?].

Noun[edit]

بنا (banâ)

  1. building
  2. builder

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit विना (vinā).

Preposition[edit]

بنا (binā) (Hindi spelling बिना) (postposition and preposition)

  1. without, prepared without

Usage notes[edit]

  • بنا is one of the few Urdu prepositions.

References[edit]

  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “بنا”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “بنا”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.