ख़ून

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian خون (xun), from Middle Persian 𐭧𐭥𐭭 (xūn)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ख़ून (xūnm (Urdu spelling خون)

  1. blood
    भेड़िये के मुँह को इंसान का ख़ून लगा है।
    bheṛiye ke mũh ko insān kā xūn lagā hai.
    The wolf has cultivated a taste for human blood.
    Synonyms: लहू (lahū), रक्त (rakt), रुधिर (rudhir), लोह (loh), लोहू (lohū), अस्र (asra)
  2. killing, slaughter, murder
    ख़ून कल इसी सड़क पे हुआ था।
    xūn kal isī saṛak pe huā thā.
    The murder happened in this street yesterday.
    Synonyms: हत्या (hatyā), क़त्ल (qatla)

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References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “ख़ून”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “ख़ून”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.