बहाना

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian بہانه (bahâneh).

Noun[edit]

बहाना (bahānām (Urdu spelling بہانہ)

  1. excuse, justification
    वह बहाने बनाने लगी।
    vah bahāne banāne lagī.
    She began to make excuses.
    इससे अच्छा बहाना और क्या हो सकता है?
    isse acchā bahānā aur kyā ho saktā hai?
    What better excuse can there be than this?
  2. pretext, pretence
    अपना मज़हब के बहाना से, आतंकवादी ने एक मंदिर उड़ाया।
    apnā mazhab ke bahānā se, ātaṅkvādī ne ek mandir uṛāyā.
    Under the pretence of his religion, the terrorist blew up a temple.

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References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “बहाना”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons