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EtymologyEdit

From Sauraseni Prakrit [Term?], from Sanskrit जीव (jīva, long live), imperative of जीवति (jīvati). Cognate with Assamese জীউ (ziu)

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

जी () (Urdu spelling جی‎)

  1. the honorific particle, usually appended to names (of any gender) and titles
    गाँधी जीgā̃dhī Gandhi
    जी हाँ! hā̃!Yes sir!

NounEdit

जी (m (Urdu spelling جی‎)

  1. heart, mind (in the figurative, not anatomical, sense)
    उसका प्रेम ने मेरा जी ललाचाया
    uskā prem ne merā lalācāyā.
    My heart was allured by his love.
    एक विचार अभी मेरे जी में आया
    ek vicār abhī mere mẽ āyā.
    A thought just came to my mind.
    Synonyms: दिल (dil), मन (man)

ReferencesEdit

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “जी”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “जी”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.

NepaliEdit

SuffixEdit

जी (), pronounced जि (ji)

  1. A suffix used to denote reverence, placed after the noun. Roughly equivalent to Mr., Mrs. and Miss (Ms.) in English.