जी

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See also: -जी

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Hindi [Term?], from Sanskrit जीव (jīva, long live), imperative of जीवति (jīvati). Cognate with Assamese জীউ (ziu).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /d͡ʒiː/

Particle[edit]

जी () (Urdu spelling جی‎)

  1. the honorific particle, usually appended to names (of any gender) and titles
    गाँधी जीgāndhī Gandhi
    जी हाँ! hā̃!Yes sir!

Noun[edit]

जी (m (Urdu spelling جی‎)

  1. heart, mind (in the figurative, not anatomical, sense)
    उसके प्रेम ने मेरा जी ललचाया
    uske prem ne merā lalcāyā.
    My heart was allured by their love.
    एक विचार अभी मेरे जी में आया
    ek vicār abhī mere mẽ āyā.
    A thought just came to my mind.
    Synonyms: दिल (dil), मन (man)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Nepali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

जी ()

  1. A suffix used to denote reverence, placed after the noun. Roughly equivalent to Mr., Mrs. and Miss (Ms.) in English.
    Synonym: ज्यू (jyū)

References[edit]

  • जी”, in नेपाली बृहत् शब्दकोश (Nepālī Br̥hat Śabdakoś) [Comprehensive Nepali Dictionary], Kathmandu: Nepal Academy, 2018
  • Schmidt, Ruth L. (1993), “जी”, in A Practical Dictionary of Modern Nepali, Ratna Sagar