بھائی

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See also: بهائی‎, بهائي, and بہائی

Punjabi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit [Term?], afrom Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrā́tṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother).

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Noun[edit]

بھائی (bhāīm (Gurmukhi spelling ਭਾਈ)

  1. brother
  2. (informal) mister, sir; used to refer to any male person

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

بھائی (bhā'īm (Hindi spelling भाई)

  1. brother

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