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subha

/ˈsuːbaː/
noun
1.
(Islam) a string of beads used in praying and meditating
Word Origin
from Arabic
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  • Pratap took with him a small allowance of betel, and subha prepared it for him.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
  • subha went to the cow-shed to bid farewell to her childhood's comrades.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
  • Wherefore the other children almost dreaded subha, and never played with her.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
  • Wherefore the other children almost dreaded subha and never played with her.

    Stories from Tagore Rabindranath Tagore
  • Pratap respected subha for her taciturnity, and, as every one called her subha, he showed his affection by calling her Su.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
  • subha used to sit beneath a tamarind, and Pratap, a little distance off, would cast his line.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
  • Nature, herself at full moon, like lonely subha, was looking down on the sleeping earth.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
  • subha left her room, and flung herself down on her grassy couch beside her dear river.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
  • One day in a house in Calcutta, subha's mother dressed her up with great care.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
  • Having delivered over their dumb girl into another's hands, subha's parents returned home.

    Mashi and Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore

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