sahib

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindustani (Hindi, Urdu) साहिब (sāhib) / صاحب(sāhib, lord), from Persian صاحب(sâheb), from Arabic صَاحِب(ṣāḥib, companion).

Noun[edit]

sahib (plural sahibs)

  1. (historical) A term of respect for a white European or other person of rank in colonial India.
    Coordinate term: memsahib
    • 1923, Rasool Galwan, Servant of Sahibs[1], Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, page 25:
      After, went to sahib and packed up sahib's things. We had four hire-ponies; three for loads, and one for sahib to ride. Sahib had a Chinese saddle, that he put on a high horse.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic صَاحِب(ṣāḥib).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sɑˈhib]
  • Hyphenation: sa‧hib

Noun[edit]

sahib (definite accusative sahibi, plural sahiblər)

  1. owner, possessor
    dükan sahibishop owner
    oğul-uşaq sahibi (idiomatic)
    a married person, someone with a family
    (literally, “possessor of son and child”)
    Synonym: yiyə

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sahib

  1. to own, possess, have
    Murad Volkswagen markalı maşına sahibdir.Murad owns a car of the brand Volkswagen.
    Synonym: malik

Conjugation[edit]

*imək (to be) being a defective verb, its missing forms are supplied by the present simple copulas (appearing as suffixes), and by olmaq. The actual infinitive form would be sahib olmaq, as the verb olmaq serves as infinitive form of *imek and itself.


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

sahib m (plural sahibs)

  1. sahib

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sahib.

Noun[edit]

sahib m (invariable)

  1. sahib