Bhai, Bhāī: 4 definitions
Bhai means something in Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bhāī (भाई).—m ( H Brother, friend, fellow.) An affix to words expressive of office, condition, business, or function, in the sense of Person, fellow, chap, man; as kārakūnabhāī, śipāībhāī, bhaṭabhāī, śilēdārabhāī.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bhāī (भाई).—m Brother; a man. An affix to words expressive of office, condition &c. Ex. kārakūnabhāī.
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
Bhāī (भाई):—(nm) a brother; ~[cārā] fraternity, brotherhood; fraternisation, fraternal understanding; ~[dūja] the second day of the bright fortnight of the month of [kārtika; -baṃda/baṃdhu] kith and kin, relations, bretheren; -[birādara] kith and kin, bretheren, relations; -[bhatījāvāda] nepotism.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Bhai (भै) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhṛti.
2) Bhāi (भाइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Bhrātṛ.
2) Bhāi has the following synonyms: Bhāia.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+178): Bhai bhatta, Bhaia, Bhaia, Bhaia, Bhaia, Bhaiavva, Bhaibanda, Bhaicara, Bhaidaka, Bhaidika, Bhaiga, Bhaigi, Bhaihamda, Bhaiksh, Bhaiksha, Bhaikshabhuj, Bhaikshacarana, Bhaikshacarya, Bhaikshacaryya, Bhaikshacharana.
Ends with: Abhai, Anjashta-shattu-sabhai, Bara Bhai, Barabhai, Basabhai, Boriyabhai, Dadabhai, Grihasthabhai, Haragebhai, Huccabhai, Jambhai, Jibhai, Koradi Jambhai, Landabhai, Nahnabhai, Pabhai, Ramakrishna dikshita nahnabhai, Saha Mahinyaci Jambhai.
Full-text (+31): Bhais, Dadabhai, Cakara, Bhratri, Mayikabhairava, Bhairavadikshitatilaka, Hakiki, Dadakhyabhatta, Balabhaishajya, Bhai bhatta, Ugrabhairava, Bhaishajyasamudgata, Aparubai, Bhriti, Bhairavanathatantra, Bara Bhai, Tamracudabhairava, Bhairavatarjaka, Bhati, Kankalabhairava.
Search found 8 books and stories containing Bhai, Bhāī, Bhāi, Bhaī; (plurals include: Bhais, Bhāīs, Bhāis, Bhaīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Folk Tales of Gujarat (and Jhaverchand Meghani) (by Vandana P. Soni)
Chapter 30 - Bhai Bij < [Part 3 - Kankavati]
Chapter 24 - Goriya (Gauri) Vrat Nu Geet < [Part 3 - Kankavati]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 7 < [Chapter 1 - Prathama-yāma-sādhana (Niśānta-bhajana–śraddhā)]
Text 2 < [Chapter 3 - Tṛtīya-yāma-sādhana (Pūrvāhna-kālīya-bhajana–niṣṭhā-bhajana)]
Folk Tradition of Bengal (and Rabindranath Tagore) (by Joydeep Mukherjee)
The Way of the White Clouds (by Anāgarika Lāma Govinda)
Chapter 54 - Farewell to Tibet < [Part 4 - Return to Western Tibet]
Chapter 33 - Interlude at dungkar gompa < [Part 3 - Death and Rebirth]
Chapter 52 - The Happy Valley < [Part 4 - Return to Western Tibet]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)