दारू

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian دارو (dâru), from Middle Persian dʾlwkˈ (dārūg, drug, medicament).

Noun[edit]

दारू (dārūf (Urdu spelling دارو)

  1. liquor, wine, any alcoholic drink
    दारू पीना बुरी बात है।
    dārū pīnā burī bāt hai.
    It is bad to drink liquor.
  2. gunpowder
  3. (rare) medicine, medical treatment

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Usage notes[edit]

The third sense is rare in Hindi and now common in Persian.

References[edit]

  • John T. Platts (accessed 09-16-2012), “A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]