दादा

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Etymology[edit]

McGregor inferred it to be from Ashokan Prakrit *𑀤𑀸𑀤𑁆𑀤- (*dādda-). Platts gives it as from the Sanskrit तात (tāta) + कः (kaḥ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /d̪ɑː.d̪ɑː/, [d̪äː.d̪äː]

Noun[edit]

दादा (dādām (feminine दादी, Urdu spelling دادا‎)

  1. paternal grandfather
  2. respectful address for an older man
  3. (colloquial, derogatory) bully

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