Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

From Malay bahan, from Classical Malay bahan.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [bahan]
  • Hyphenation: ba‧han

Noun edit

bahan (first-person possessive bahanku, second-person possessive bahanmu, third-person possessive bahannya)

  1. (rare) chip, flake: a small piece broken from a larger piece of solid material.
  2. material:
    1. matter which may be shaped or manipulated, particularly in making something.
    2. text written for a specific purpose.
    3. fabric: cloth to be made into a garment.
    4. related data of various kinds, especially if collected as the basis for a document or book.
    5. the substance that something is made or composed of.
  3. physical matter; substance:
    1. matter: printed material, especially in books or magazines.
    2. stuff: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.

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