मज़ा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian مزه (maze), from Middle Persian m(y)ck' (mazig), from Old Persian [Term?]. Compare Sanskrit महस् (mahas, pleasure, enjoyment).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

मज़ा (mazām (Urdu spelling مزہ)

  1. joy, pleasure
    • 1797 – 1869, Ghalib
      मज़े जहान के अपनी नज़र में ख़ाक नहीं
      सिवाए ख़ून-ए-जिगर सो जिगर में ख़ाक नहीं
      maze jahān ke apnī nazar mẽ xāk nahī̃
      sivāe xūn-e-jigar so jigar mẽ xāk nahī̃
      The joys of the world are are nothing to me
      besides blood there is no feeling in my heart
    घर के मज़े यही हैं।ghar ke maze yahī hain.These are the joys of home.
  2. relish, enjoyment
    मुझे गाने का मज़ा नहीं आया।
    mujhe gāne kā mazā nahī̃ āyā.
    I did not enjoy the food.

Declension[edit]

Declension of मज़ा
singular plural
direct मज़ा (mazā) मज़े (maze)
oblique मज़े (maze) मज़ों (mazõ)
vocative मज़े (maze) मज़ो (mazo)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “मज़ा”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “मज़ा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.