घटिया

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Sanskrit घट्टयति (ghaṭṭayati), whence also घटना (ghaṭnā, to reduce).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡʱə.ʈɪ.jɑː/

Adjective[edit]

घटिया (ghaṭiyā) (Urdu spelling گھٹیا)

  1. inferior, of poor quality
    यह संतरे उन तरबूज़े से घटिया है।
    yah santre un tarbūze se ghaṭiyā hai.
    These oranges are inferior to those watermelons.
    Antonyms: बढ़िया (baṛhiyā)
  2. base, lowly

References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “घटिया”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “घटिया”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press, page 283