Saheba, Sāhēba, Sāheba: 4 definitions


Saheba means something in 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sāhēba (साहेब).—m ( A) A lord or master. 2 A gentleman. Esp. understood of an English or a European gentleman. 3 A term of compellation corresponding with Sir, Mister, Mistress, Madam &c. 4 Used in comp. and as affixed to the name, title, or designation of the person; as pāṭīlasāhēba, rājāsāhēba, subhēdārasāhēba, dhanīsāhēba &c.; also as affixed to names and titles of respectful import; as bāpū, nānā, rāva, dādā, bābā, and others, forming bāpūsāhēba &c. 5 As affixed to a respectful female compellation it is often plural and in the neuter gender; as bāīsāhēba ālīṃ tāīsāhēba gēlīṃ.

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

sāhēba (साहेब).—m A master. A gentleman. A term of respect. A European.

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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

Sāheba (साहेब):—(nm) see [sāhaba].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sāhēba (ಸಾಹೇಬ):—

1) [noun] a lord; a master.

2) [noun] a senior officer (in a government or private office organisation, etc.).

3) [noun] a honorific suffix to the names of men.

4) [noun] (used as a pronoun also) a term for addressing a person respectfully.

5) [noun] (before independence of India) an Englishman.

6) [noun] a follower of Islm religion; a muslim.

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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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