नाना

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ashokan Prakrit *𑀦𑀸𑀦𑁆𑀦 (*nānna, term for an older male relative), from baby talk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /nɑː.nɑː/, [n̪äː.n̪äː]

Noun[edit]

नाना (nānām (feminine नानी, Urdu spelling نانا‎)

  1. maternal grandfather
    Synonym: (endearing) नानू (nānū)

Declension[edit]