Bahana, Bahāṇa: 2 definitions


Bahana means something in Marathi. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bahāṇa (बहाण).—f C The gunwale of a ship or boat.

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bahāṇā (बहाणा).—m ( P) A sham, pretence, pretext, false plea.

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bāhāṇa (बाहाण).—See under bahā or bāha.

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bāhāṇā (बाहाणा).—See under bahā or bāha.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bahāṇā (बहाणा).—m A sham, pretence, pretext.

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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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