बाबा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative of baby talk. Compare Persian بابا(bâbâ), Arabic بَابَا(bābā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

बाबा (bābām (Urdu spelling بابا‎)

  1. dad, papa
  2. paternal grandfather
    Synonym: दादा (dādā)
  3. (vocative, respectful) a male elder
  4. (vocative, endearing) a small child