Hindi

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Etymology

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Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀯𑀲𑀤𑀺 (vasadi), from Sanskrit वसति (vasati, dwell, live), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hwásati, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéseti. Compare Punjabi ਵਸਣਾ (vasṇā) / وَسݨا (vasṇā).

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Verb

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बसना (basnā) (intransitive, Urdu spelling بسنا)

  1. to live in, inhabit, occupy
    मैं तीन साल से इस गांव में बसा हुआ हूँ।
    ma͠i tīn sāl se is gāmv mẽ basā huā hū̃.
    I've been living in this village for three years.
    दिल में बसनाdil mẽ basnāto live in one's heart
  2. to settle down, prosper
    बस जानाbas jānāto finally settle down

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