बड़ा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit [script needed] (vaḍḍha), from Sanskrit वड्र (vaḍra), from वृद्ध (vṛddha). Compare to Punjabi ਵੱਡਾ (vaḍḍā), Bengali বড় (bôŗô), Marathi बडा (baḍā), Assamese বড় (bôr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

बड़ा (baṛā) (Urdu spelling بڑا)

  1. big, large, huge
    बड़ा देशbaṛā deśbig country
    बड़ा शहरbaṛā śaharbig city
  2. massive, heavy
  3. grown up, adult
    बड़ा बच्चाbaṛā baccāgrown boy
  4. important
    वह बड़ा आदमी है
    vah baṛā ādmī hai.
    He is an important man.
  5. capitalized, majuscule; long (of Hindi vowels)
    बड़ा आ से लिखोbaṛā ā se likhowrite it with a long a
    बड़ा ऐचbaṛā aiccapital aitch
  6. (vernacular) very
    बड़ा अच्छाbaṛā acchāvery good

Declension[edit]

Declension of बड़ा
masculine feminine
singular plural singular plural
direct बड़ा (baṛā) बड़े (baṛe) बड़ी (baṛī) बड़ी (baṛī)
indirect बड़े (baṛe) बड़े (baṛe) बड़ी (baṛī) बड़ी (baṛī)
vocative बड़े (baṛe) बड़े (baṛe) बड़ी (baṛī) बड़ी (baṛī)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • McGregor, R.S, ed. The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, Oxford university press. 1993