बहन

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Hindi[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit भगिनी ‎(bhaginī).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

बहन ‎(bahanf ‎(Urdu spelling بہن)

  1. sister (a female sibling of any age)
    बड़ी बहन‎ ― baṛī bahan ― older sister
    चोटी बहन‎ ― coṭī bahan ― younger sister
    भाई-बहन‎ ― bhāī-bahan ― brothers 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!

References[edit]

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