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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compounded from the preposition -ب (bi) + the pronoun ه- (hu).

PrepositionEdit

به (bíhi)

  1. for him/it, with him/it
  2. in him/it, at him/it, on him/it
  3. with him/it, in connection with him/it
  4. through him/it, by means of him/it
  5. by him/it

Related termsEdit


MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Malayic *bah, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *bah, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *bah, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *bah, from Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *bahaq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahaq, from Proto-Austronesian *bahaq.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

به (Rumi spelling bah, plural به٢)

  1. flood (overflow of water)
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Etymology 2Edit

Shortened form of ابه, from Proto-Malayic *aba-h, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aba-h, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aba-h, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aba-h, from *aba, from Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aba, from Proto-Austronesian *aba.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

به (Rumi spelling bah)

  1. Alternative form of ابه

Etymology 3Edit

Shortened form of بابه, from بابا, variant of باڤ.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

به (Rumi spelling bah)

  1. Alternative form of bapa

Etymology 4Edit

Abbrevation of بهاس, from Sanskrit भाषा (bhāṣā, language).

Alternative formsEdit

AbbreviationEdit

به (Rumi spelling bah)

  1. Abbreviation of بهاس.

Etymology 5Edit

Shortened form of باوه, from Proto-Malayic *babah, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *babah, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *babah, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *babah, from Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *babaq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *babaq, from Proto-Austronesian *babaq.

Alternative formsEdit

PrepositionEdit

به (Rumi spelling bah)

  1. Alternative form of باوه

PashtoEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

به (ba)

  1. will (indicating future action)

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Persian 𐭯𐭥𐭭 (pad).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

Dari به
Iranian Persian به
Tajik ба (ba)

به (be)

  1. at
  2. to
  3. in
  4. for

Etymology 2Edit

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Dari به
Iranian Persian به
Tajik беҳ (beh)

From Middle Persian [script needed] (beh).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

به (beh)

  1. quince

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Persian [script needed] (veh) [script needed], from Old Persian [script needed] (vahu, vohu) [Cuneiform needed]. Related to Old Armenian վեհ (veh, sublime), an Iranian borrowing.

AdjectiveEdit

Dari به
Iranian Persian به
Tajik беҳ (beh)

به (beh)

  1. (archaic) good, excellent
  2. (archaic) elegant
  3. (archaic) safe, sound
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • به in Francis Joseph Steingass (1892), A Comprehensive Persian-English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul