Babu, Bābū: 5 definitions


Babu means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 geography

Source: 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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Babu in Arabic is the name of a plant defined with Withania somnifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Withania kansuensis K.Z. Kuang & A.M. Lu (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1993)
· De la Belladone (1825)
· Methodus (Moench) (1794)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2007)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1994)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1978)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: 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.

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bābū (बाबू):—(nm) an educated man, gentleman; middle class man; a clerk; ~[] a word of address for father; a respectable man; -[sāhaba] a tip-top person, man of fashion.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bābu (ಬಾಬು):—

1) [noun] something dealt with in a discussion, study, writing, etc.; a subject; the matter.

2) [noun] a tangible object (as distinguished from a concept, quality, etc.); a thing.

3) [noun] (account.) a head of account.

4) [noun] a compulsory payment to be made to the government, the quantum, rate of which is deceived the rules framed by the government; tax.

5) [noun] a reglar manner, mode followed in doing, observing something.

6) [noun] anything that is given regularly, as a habit.

7) [noun] ಬಾಬುವಾರು [babuvaru] bābu vāru account-headwise.

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Bābu (ಬಾಬು):—[noun] a respectful mode of adressing a man of status; 'monsieur!', 'gentleman!'.

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Bābū (ಬಾಬೂ):—[noun] = ಬಾಬು [babu]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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