भी

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See also: भा, , भू, and भृ

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀯𑀺 (vi), 𑀧𑀺 (pi), 𑀅𑀯𑀺 (avi), from Sanskrit अपि (api).

Particle[edit]

भी (bhī) (Urdu spelling بھی)

  1. even
    यह खाया भी जा सकता है!
    yah khāyā bhī jā saktā hai!
    It's even edible!

Adverb[edit]

भी (bhī) (Urdu spelling بھی)

  1. also, too

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰayH-, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰayH-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyh₂- (to fear). Cognate with Old English bifian (whence English bive).

Pronunciation[edit]

Root[edit]

भी (√bhī)

  1. (parasmaipada) to fear, dread, be afraid of
    मृत्योर्बिभेषि किं बाल न स भीतं विमुञ्चति; रावणाद्बिभ्यतीं भृशम् Bk.8.7; Śi.3.45.
    mṛtyorbibheṣi kiṃ bāla na sa bhītaṃ vimuñcati; rāvaṇādbibhyatīṃ bhṛśam Bk.8.7; Śi.3.45.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. (ātmanepada) to be anxious or solicitous about

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