नाना

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Ashokan Prakrit *𑀦𑀸𑀦𑁆𑀦 (*nānna, term for an older male relative), from baby talk.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /nɑː.nɑː/, [n̪äː.n̪äː]

NounEdit

नाना (nānām (feminine नानी, Urdu spelling نانا‎)

  1. maternal grandfather
    Synonym: (endearing) नानू (nānū)

DeclensionEdit