दारू

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
    Synonyms: शराब (śarāb)
  2. (obsolete) gunpowder
    Synonyms: बारूद (bārūd)
  3. (obsolete or rare) medicine, medical treatment

References[edit]

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