HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Classical Persian دف(daf), from Middle Persian 𐭣𐭯(dp /dap/), ultimately from Sumerian 𒁾 (dub, tablet). The term was nativised (as opposed to the expected दफ़ (daf)), perhaps by the influence of डमरू (ḍamrū).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ɖəpʰ/

NounEdit

डफ (ḍaphm (Urdu spelling ڈپھ‎)

  1. daf (kind of drum)

DeclensionEdit

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