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 *bʰíHs, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰíHs, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰíh₂s, from *bʰeyh₂- (to fear). Cognate with Old English bifian (whence English bive), Avestan 𐬠𐬀𐬫𐬈𐬥𐬙𐬈(bayente, they are afraid), Persian بیم(bim, fear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

भी (bhī́f

  1. fear, fright, alarm, dread

Declension[edit]

Feminine ī-stem declension of भी (bhī́)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative भीः
bhī́ḥ
भियौ
bhíyau
भियः
bhíyaḥ
Vocative भीः
bhī́ḥ
भियौ
bhíyau
भियः
bhíyaḥ
Accusative भियम्
bhíyam
भियौ
bhíyau
भियः
bhíyaḥ
Instrumental भिया
bhiyā́
भीभ्याम्
bhībhyā́m
भीभिः
bhībhíḥ
Dative भिये / भियै¹
bhiyé / bhiyaí¹
भीभ्याम्
bhībhyā́m
भीभ्यः
bhībhyáḥ
Ablative भियः / भियाः¹
bhiyáḥ / bhiyā́ḥ¹
भीभ्याम्
bhībhyā́m
भीभ्यः
bhībhyáḥ
Genitive भियः / भियाः¹
bhiyáḥ / bhiyā́ḥ¹
भियोः
bhiyóḥ
भियाम् / भीनाम्¹
bhiyā́m / bhīnā́m¹
Locative भियि / भियाम्¹
bhiyí / bhiyā́m¹
भियोः
bhiyóḥ
भीषु
bhīṣú
Notes
  • ¹Later Sanskrit

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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