Babu, Bābū: 3 definitions
Babu means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Bābū.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. IX, p. 316), meaning uncertain. Note: bābū is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bābū (बाबू).—m ( H) A term of respectful compellation or mention, used by Gosavis, Byragis &c., for householders or people of the world. 2 Nursery language. A child or a doll. 3 A term of courtesy &c. See under vyāvahārika nāṃva.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Bābū (बाबू):—(nm) an educated man, gentleman; middle class man; a clerk; ~[jī] a word of address for father; a respectable man; -[sāhaba] a tip-top person, man of fashion.
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Search found 12 books and stories containing Babu, Bābū; (plurals include: Babus, Bābūs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Anāgārika Dharmapāla (by Bhikkhu Sangharakshita)
The validity of Anumana (inference) in Nyaya system (by Babu C. D)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
On the glories of Gayā (Gayāmāhātmya) < [Notes]
Chapter XIII < [Book II - Kathāmukha]
Chapter LV < [Book IX - Alaṅkāravatī]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)