Definitions for sahibˈsɑ ɪb, -ib
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sahib
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sa•hibˈsɑ ɪb, -ib(n.)
(in colonial India) sir; master: a term of respect used in addressing or referring to a European.
Category: Indian (India)
Origin of sahib:
1690–1700; < Urdu < Ar ṣāḥib master, lit., friend
formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India; used after the name
formerly, a term of respect for a white European in colonial India
Origin: From Hindustani (, ) साहिब / (sāhib) lord, from (sāhib) companion
alt. of Saheb
Sahib, traditionally or; Arabic: صاحب is a name of Arabic and Turkish origin meaning holder,master. It has passed on to several languages including, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Pashto, Turkish and Marathi.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
used in India when addressing a European gentleman; Mem Sahib to a lady.
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