भाई

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀪𑀸𑀇 (bhāi), 𑀪𑀸𑀉 (bhāu), 𑀪𑀸𑀆 (bhāā), from Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrā́tṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother). Cognate with Punjabi ਭਰਾ (bharā) / بھرا(bharā), Sindhi भाऊ / ڀاءُ(bhāū), Gujarati ભાઈ (bhāī), Marathi भाऊ (bhāū), Bengali ভাই (bhai). Persian برادر(barâdar), Ancient Greek φράτηρ (phrátēr), Latin frāter, Old Norse bróðir and Old English brōþor (English brother).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

भाई (bhāīm (Urdu spelling بھائی‎)

  1. brother
    मेरा छोटा भाई बहुत मासूम है।
    merā choṭā bhāī bahut māsūm hai.
    My younger brother is very naïve.
    Synonyms: (formal) भ्रातृ (bhrātŕ), (formal) भ्राता (bhrātā), भाऊ (bhāū), भैया (bhaiyā)
  2. (informal, vocative) used to refer to any male person
    भाई-साहबbhāī-sāhabsir, mister
  3. (informal, vocative) dude, friend, bro
    Synonym: यार (yār)

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Old Gujarati[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀪𑀸𑀇 (bhāi), 𑀪𑀸𑀉 (bhāu), 𑀪𑀸𑀆 (bhāā),, from Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrā́tṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother).

Noun[edit]

भाई (bhāīm

  1. brother

Descendants[edit]

  • Gujarati: ભાઈ (bhāī)