sahib

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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

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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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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sahib.

Noun[edit]

sahib m (invariable)

  1. sahib