बहीण

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Marathi[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

बहीण (bahīṇf (plural बहिणी)

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

References[edit]

  • 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