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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Persian زبان (zabān), from Middle Persian ŠNA / ʾwzwʾn' (uzwān), from Proto-Iranian *hižwaHh, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ĵiĵʰwáHs.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ज़बान (zabānf (Urdu spelling زبان)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
    Synonyms: जीभ (jībh), जिह्वा (jihvā)
  2. language
    उर्दू के अलावा तुम्हें कौनसी ज़बानें आती हैं?
    urdū ke alāvā tumhẽ kaunsī zabānẽ ātī ha͠i?
    Besides Urdu, what other languages do you know?
    Synonyms: भाषा (bhāṣā), बोली (bolī), लिसान (lisān)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ज़बान
Singular Plural
Direct ज़बान (zabān) ज़बानें (zabānẽ)
Oblique ज़बान (zabān) ज़बानों (zabānõ)
Vocative ज़बान (zabān) ज़बानो (zabāno)

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