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From Old Marathi बहिणी (bahiṇī), from Maharastri Prakrit 𑀪𑁃𑀡𑀻 (bhaiṇī) ,from Sanskrit भगिनी (bhaginī). Cognate to Konkani भैण.


बहीण (bahīṇf (plural बहिणी)

  1. sister (a female sibling of any age)
  2. female cousin


  • James Thomas Molesworth (1857), “बहीण”, in A dictionary, Marathi and English, Bombay: Printed for government at the Bombay Education Society's Press
  • Shankar Gopal Tulpule and Anne Feldhau (1999), “बहीण”, in A Dictionary of Old Marathi, Mumbai: Popular Prakashan
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “bhaginī (9349)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press