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Borrowed from Sanskrit भाव (bhāva).



भाव (bhāvm

  1. rate, price
    सोने का भाव चढ़ने लगा है।
    sone kā bhāv caṛhne lagā hai.
    The price of gold is beginning to rise.
    Synonyms: मूल्य (mūlya), क़ीमत (qīmat), दाम (dām)
  2. existence, being
    Synonyms: अस्तित्व (astitva), जीवन (jīvan)
  3. emotion, feeling
    Synonyms: अनुभव (anubhav), भावना (bhāvnā)
  4. disposition, character, nature
  5. opinion, sentiment
    Synonyms: राय (rāy), मत (mat)
  6. manner, way
    Synonyms: ढंग (ḍhaṅg), तरीक़ा (tarīqā), रीति (rīti), तौर (taur)
  7. intent, meaning
  8. soul, spirit
    Synonym: आत्मा (ātmā)


Declension of भाव
Singular Plural
Direct भाव (bhāv) भाव (bhāv)
Oblique भाव (bhāv) भावों (bhāvõ)
Vocative भाव (bhāv) भावो (bhāvo)

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From Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Compare Marathi भाऊ (bhāū) and Hindi भाई (bhāī).


भाव (bhāv) (Latin script bhaav, Kannada script ಭಾವ್)

  1. brother
    Synonym: इर्मांव (irmā̃v)


Declension of भाव
singular plural
ergative भावान (bhāvān) भावान्नि (bhāvānni)
nominative भाव (bhāv) भावा (bhāvā)
vocative भावा (bhāvā) भावान्नो (bhāvānno)
accusative/dative भावाक (bhāvāk) भावांक (bhāvānk)
superessive भावार/भावाचेर (bhāvār/bhāvācer) भावान्चेर (bhāvāncer)
instrumental भावानि (bhāvāni) भावान्नि (bhāvānni)
ablative भावात्ल्यान (bhāvātlyān) भावान्त्ल्यान (bhāvāntlyān)
Genitive declension of भाव
masculine object feminine object
singular plural singular plural
singular subject भावाचो (bhāvātso) भावाचे (bhāvāce) भावाचि (bhāvāci) भावाचि (bhāvāci)
plural subject भावान्चो (bhāvāntso) भावान्चे (bhāvānce) भावान्चि (bhāvānci) भावान्चि (bhāvānci)



भाव (bhāvam

  1. (√ भू (bhū)) becoming, being, existing, occurring, appearance.
  2. turning or transition into.
  3. continuance (opp. to cessation ; एकोति-भाव, continuity of the thread of existence through successive births.
  4. state, condition, rank.
  5. true condition or state, truth, reality (ibc. and °वेन ind. really, truly).
  6. manner of being, nature, temperament, character.
  7. manner of acting, conduct, behaviour.
  8. any state of mind or body, way of thinking or feeling, sentiment, opinion, disposition, intention.
  9. (in rhet.) passion, emotion (2 kinds of भावs are enumerated, the स्थायिन् or primary, and व्यभिचारिन् or subordinate ; the former are 8 or 9 according as the रसs or sentiments are taken to be 8 or 9 ; the latter 33 or 34).
  10. conjecture, supposition.
  11. purport, meaning, sense.
  12. love, affection, attachment.
  13. the seat of the feelings or affections, heart, soul, mind.
  14. that which is or exists, thing or substance, being or living creature.
  15. (drama) a discreet or learned man (as a term of address = respected sir).
  16. (astronomy) the state or condition of a planet.
  17. an astrological house or lunar mansion.
  18. N. of the 27th कल्प.
  19. N. of the 8th (42nd) year in Jupiter's cycle of 60 years.
  20. (grammar) the fundamental notion of the verb, the sense conveyed by the abstract noun (esp. as a term for an impersonal passive or neuter verb having neither agent nor object expressed e.g. पच्यते, ‘there is cooking’ or ‘cooking is going on’).
  21. N. of the author of the भावप्रकाश (= मिश्र-भाव).


  • Lao: ພາບ (phāp)
  • Malay: bahawa
  • Tamil: பாவம் (pāvam)
  • Thai: ภาพ (pâap)