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EtymologyEdit

From Old Assamese ভাই (bhai), from Sanskrit ভ্ৰাতৃ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother). Cognate with Sylheti ꠜꠣꠁ (bái, brother).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ভাই (bhai)

  1. younger brother

Kinship declensionEdit

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


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EtymologyEdit

From Prakrit, from Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ভাই (bhai)

  1. brother

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of ভাই
nominative ভাই
bhai
objective ভাইকে
bhaike
genitive ভাইয়ের
bhaiyer
Indefinite forms
nominative ভাই
bhai
objective ভাইকে
bhaike
genitive ভাইয়ের
bhaiyer
Definite forms
singular plural
nominative ভাইটা, ভাইটি
bhaiṭa (colloquial), bhaiṭi (formal)
ভাইয়েরা
bhaiyera
objective ভাইটাকে, ভাইটিকে
bhaiṭake (colloquial), bhaiṭike (formal)
ভাইয়েদের(কে)
bhaiyeder(ke)
genitive ভাইটার, ভাইটির
bhaiṭar (colloquial), bhaiṭir (formal)
ভাইয়েদের
bhaiyeder
Objective Note: In some dialects -রে (-re) marks this case instead of -কে (-ke).

Old AssameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother).

NounEdit

ভাই (bhai)

  1. brother
    শুনি ধনু ধৰি ৰাক্ষস বাট চাই ।
    উজাগৰে ৰৈলা দুয়ো ভাই
    śuni dhonu dhori rakṣosoko baṭo cai ,
    ujagore roila duyó bhai .
    Hearing that, holding bows, waiting for the demon, the two brothers stayed sleeplessly.
    (literally, “(After) Hearing, holding bows, looking at the road for the demon, the two brothers stayed sleeplessly”)

DescendantsEdit

  • Assamese: ভাই (bhai)