Marathi edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Ashokan Prakrit *𑀩𑀼𑀩 (*buba, father).[1] Compare Nepali बुवा (buwā).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

बुवा (buvām

  1. term of address for an elderly male
  2. (honorific) a suffix added a to man's name
  3. religious leader

Derived terms edit

  • बुवाबाजी (buvābājī, derogatory term describing the tricks used by religious leaders to attract a following)

References edit

  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) “*buba”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press

Further reading edit

  • Berntsen, Maxine, “बुवा”, in A Basic Marathi-English Dictionary, New Delhi: American Institute of Indian Studies, 1982-1983.
  • Molesworth, James Thomas (1857) “बुवा”, in A dictionary, Marathi and English, Bombay: Printed for government at the Bombay Education Society's Press
  • दाते, यशवंत रामकृष्ण [Date, Yashwant Ramkrishna] (1932-1950) “बुवा”, in महाराष्ट्र शब्दकोश (mahārāṣṭra śabdakoś) (in Marathi), पुणे [Pune]: महाराष्ट्र कोशमंडळ (mahārāṣṭra kośmaṇḍaḷ).

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Ashokan Prakrit *𑀩𑀼𑀩 (*buba, father).[1] Compare Marathi बुवा (buvā).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

बुवा (buwām

  1. father
    Synonyms: बा (), बुबा (bubā), बाबा (bābā), पिता (pitā), बाबु (bābu)
  2. term of address for an elderly male

References edit

  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) “*buba”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press

Further reading edit

  • बुवा”, in नेपाली बृहत् शब्दकोश (nepālī br̥hat śabdakoś) [Comprehensive Nepali Dictionary]‎[1], Kathmandu: Nepal Academy, 2018
  • Schmidt, Ruth L. (1993) “बुवा”, in A Practical Dictionary of Modern Nepali, Ratna Sagar
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1931) “बुवा”, in A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language, London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner