बहन

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Hindi[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit भगिनी (bhaginī).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛːʱn/, /beːʱn/, /beː.ɦeːn/
  • (Eastern Hindi) IPA(key): /bə.ɦɪn/

Noun[edit]

बहन (bahanf (Urdu spelling بہن)

  1. sister (a female sibling of any age)
    बड़ी बहनbaṛī bahanolder sister
    छोटी बहनchoṭī bahanyounger sister
    भाई-बहनbhāī-bahanbrothers and sisters
  2. female cousin
  3. sister (term of address between women)
    बहनो, खाना आ गया है!
    bahno, khānā ā gayā hai!
    Sisters, food has been served!

Declension[edit]

Declension of बहन
Singular Plural
Direct बहन (bahan) बहनें (bahnẽ)
Oblique बहन (bahan) बहनों (bahnõ)
Vocative बहन (bahan) बहनो (bahno)

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