दादा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

McGregor inferred it to be from Old Indo-Aryan dādda-. Platts gives it as from the Sanskrit तात (tāta) + कः (kaḥ).

Noun[edit]

दादा (dādām

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

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References[edit]

  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “दादा”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “दादा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.