ভাই

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Assamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother). Cognate with Sylheti ꠜꠣꠁ (bai, brother).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ভাই (bhai)

  1. younger brother

Usage note[edit]

Like other Assamese kinship nouns, ভাই (bhai) uses the -ক (-k) suffix for 3rd person. ভাই (bhai) without a suffix is impolite. The -টি (-ti) classifier makes it polite. For example,

  • মোৰ ভাই/ভাইটিmür bhai/bhaitiMy younger-brother
  • তোৰ ভাই/ভাইটিtür bhai/bhaitiYour younger-brother
  • তাইৰ ভায়েকtair bhayekHer younger-brother

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Bengali[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Prakrit, from Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ভাই (bhai)

  1. brother

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ভাই
nominative ভাই
bhai
objective ভাইকে
bhaike
genitive ভাইয়ের
bhaiyer
Indefinite forms
nominative ভাই
bhai
objective ভাইকে
bhaike
genitive ভাইয়ের
bhaiyer
Definite forms
singular plural
nominative ভাইটা, ভাইটি
bhaiṭa (colloquial), bhaiṭi (formal)
ভাইয়েরা
bhaiyera
objective ভাইটাকে, ভাইটিকে
bhaiṭake (colloquial), bhaiṭike (formal)
ভাইয়েদের(কে)
bhaiyeder(ke)
genitive ভাইটার, ভাইটির
bhaiṭar (colloquial), bhaiṭir (formal)
ভাইয়েদের
bhaiyeder
Objective Note: In some dialects -রে (-re) marks this case instead of -কে (-ke).