बहन

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Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀪𑀇𑀡𑀻 (bhaïṇī), 𑀪𑀕𑀺𑀡𑀻 (bhagiṇī), from Sanskrit भगिनी (bhaginī).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /bə.ɦən/, [bɛ.ɦɛ̃n̪]
  • (Eastern Hindi) (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /bə.ɦɪn/, [bə.ɦɪ̃n̪]

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!

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