बाबा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /bɑː.bɑː/, [bäː.bäː]

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

Declension[edit]

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Nepali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

बाबा (bābām

  1. father
    Synonyms: बुवा (buwā), बुबा (bubā), बा (), पिता (pitā), बाबु (bābu)
  2. term of address to father.

References[edit]

  • बाबा”, in नेपाली बृहत् शब्दकोश (Nepālī Br̥hat Śabdakoś) [Comprehensive Nepali Dictionary], Kathmandu: Nepal Academy, 2018