Etymology and meaning of bhAv in NIA languages

Narayan S. Raja raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU
Thu Jun 15 20:04:33 UTC 2000

On Thu, 15 Jun 2000, Arun Gupta wrote:

> "bhAv" is used in Hindi for both "price" and "feeling/emotion".
> According to the Oxford Hindi-English dictionary, "bhAv" in
> Avadhi and Brijbhasa also has the meaning of "bhA" ( to be liked
> or appreciated).

And in Bombay Hindi, "bhAv mArna" means to
act high and mighty (put on airs). e.g.,
"Kyaa re saala, bhaav maarta hai kya?"


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