उस्ताद

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persianاستاد(ustād, master), from Middle Persian ʾwstʾt' (awestād, master, craftsman), from Old Persian. Compare Assamese ওস্তাদ (üstad), Bengali ওস্তাদ (ōstad), Punjabi ਉਸਤਾਦ (usatād).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ʊs.t̪ɑːd̪/, [ʊs.t̪äːd̪]

Noun[edit]

उस्ताद (ustādm or f by sense (Urdu spellingاستاد⁩)

  1. teacher
    Synonym: अध्यापक (adhyāpak)
  2. master, expert
  3. honorific title used for a great musician of Hindustani classical music
  4. horrific title used for a great player of pigeon-flying game

Declension[edit]

NOTE: This term is declined masculine or feminine according to the gender of the referent.