लाड़ला

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Prakrit 𑀮𑀟𑁆𑀟𑀺𑀅 (laḍḍia, caressing) + Middle Indo-Aryan -𑀮𑁆𑀮- (-lla-) + -𑀓- (-ka-), ultimately from Sanskrit लड् (laḍ, to play). Equivalent to लाड़ (lāṛ, affection) +‎ -ला (-lā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /lɑːɽ.lɑː/, [läːɽ.läː]

Adjective[edit]

लाड़ला (lāṛlā) (Urdu spelling لاڈلا)

  1. dear, darling (affectionate address for a child)
  2. loved, pampered, showered with affection

Noun[edit]

लाड़ला (lāṛlām (feminine लाड़ली, Urdu spelling لاڈلا)

  1. a darling, dear

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