See also: ته‎, بہٕ‎, په‎, پہ‎, تۀ, and بە

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the preposition بِ(bi) + the pronoun ـهُ(hu, hū).

Prepositional phraseEdit

به (bih؜ī)

  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

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

NounEdit

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-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(pʿn) / PWN (pad, to, at, in, on), from Old Persian 𐎱𐎫𐎡𐎹 (patiy), from Proto-Iranian *pati-.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -e

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PrepositionEdit

Dari Persian به
Iranian Persian
Tajik ба (ba)

به (be)

  1. expresses the indirect object: to; for
  2. expresses movement to a place: to; towards; into

(Could someone write out the inflected forms here?)

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 Persian به
Iranian Persian
Tajik беҳ (beh)

From Middle Persian [script needed] (byh /bēh/, quince).

Alternative formsEdit

  • بهی(behi)
  • بی(beyy) (in Isfahani dialect)

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), from Proto-Iranian *Hwáhuš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hwásuš, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wésus (good). Related to Old Armenian վեհ (veh, sublime), an Iranian borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Dari Persian به
Iranian Persian
Tajik беҳ (beh)

به (beh)

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

ReferencesEdit