Bapu, Bāpū: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Bapu 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 geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Bapu refers to “One type of respectful address used generally for father or an elderly person and it is also commonly used to address a king or male of darbar, rajput or barot family”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bāpū (बापू).—m A term of respectful compellation for a male. See 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

Bāpū (बापू):—(nm) father.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bāpu (ಬಾಪು):—[interjection] an interjection used in praising a performer; well done!; bravo!.

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Bāpu (ಬಾಪು):—

1) [noun] a man as related to his child or children; a father.

2) [noun] the popular mode of addressing Mahātma Gāndhi, who is regarded as the father of Indian nation.

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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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