Bara Babati, Bārā Bābatī: 1 definition



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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bārā bābatī (बारा बाबती).—f pl The twelve shares (out of the revenue) which belong to the head-officers. 2 The twelve hakk or dues (viz. viḍā, ṭiḷā, śēlā, vāṭī, gaṇasavāśīṇa &c.) of the Paṭil upon occasion of a marriage or mōhattara &c. 3 The twelve dues of the Mahar or a śētakarī upon a wedding &c: also the twelve dues of each of the twelve balutēdāra. 4 fig. Wild excuses or pretences; any lengthy fudge, flam, or rigmarole. v sāṅga.

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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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