कलेजा

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit कालेय (kāleya). Compare Bhojpuri करेजा (karejā), Assamese কলিজা (koliza), Marathi काळीज (kāḷīj).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kə.leː.d͡ʒɑː/, [kə.l̪eː.d͡ʒäː]
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Noun[edit]

कलेजा (kalejām (Urdu spelling کلیجا‎)

  1. (metaphorically) heart
    उसके पास पत्थर का कलेजा है।
    uske pās patthar kā kalejā hai.
    He has a heart of stone.
    तुम मेरे कलेजे का टुकड़े हो।
    tum mere kaleje kā ṭukṛe ho.
    You are very dear to my heart.
    (literally, “You are a piece of my heart.”)
  2. (organ) liver

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Descendants[edit]

  • Burmese: ကလီစာ (ka.lica)

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References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989) , “कलेजा”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons