बिल्ली

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit [Term?], from Sanskrit बिडालिका (biḍālikā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /bɪl.liː/, [bɪl̪.l̪iː]

Noun[edit]

बिल्ली (billīf (masculine बिल्ला, Urdu spelling بلی‎)

  1. cat (of any gender)
    मेरी बिल्ली मुझसे म्याऊँ?merī billī mujhse myāū̃?(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. female cat

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although this word is feminine and used for female cats, it is also used to mean domestic cat in general. The masculine form, or the word for tomcat, is बिल्ला (billā).