burra-khana

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • burra khana

EtymologyEdit

From Hindi बड़ा खाना (baṛā khānā, big dinner), from बड़ा (baṛā, big) + खाना (khānā, food, dinner).

NounEdit

burra-khana (plural burra-khanas)

  1. (India) A great entertainment or feast.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Education of Otis Yeere’, Under the Deodars, Folio Society 2005, p. 14:
      I found him, lonely and unbefriended, the very next night after our talk, at the Dugald Delanes' burra-khana.

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Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 01:18