See also: ته, بہٕ, په, پہ, and تۀ

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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-Malayo-Polynesian *bahaq, from Proto-Austronesian *bahaq.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

به ‎(Rumi spelling bah, plural به٢)

  1. flood (overflow of water)
SynonymsEdit

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-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

Abbreviation 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 [Term?] 𐭯𐭥𐭭 / PWN(pad, to, at, in, on).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

Dari به
Iranian Persian به
Tajik ба(ba)

به ‎(be)

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

ReferencesEdit

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “pad”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 62

Etymology 2Edit

 
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Dari به
Iranian Persian به
Tajik беҳ(beh)

From Middle Persian byh(bēh, quince).

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

به ‎(beh)

  1. quince

ReferencesEdit

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “bēh”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 18

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Persian [Term?] ŠPYL / wyh(weh, better, good), from Old Persian 𐎺𐎢(vahu, good). Related to Old Armenian վեհ(veh, sublime), an Iranian borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Dari به
Iranian Persian به
Tajik беҳ(beh)

به ‎(beh)

  1. (archaic) good, excellent
  2. (archaic) better
  3. (archaic) elegant
  4. (archaic) safe, sound
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