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sahib

[ sahb; sah-ib, -hib, ‐heeb ]
/ sɑb; ˈsɑ ɪb, -hɪb, ‐hib /
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noun

(in India) sir; master: a term of respect used, especially during the colonial period, when addressing or referring to a European.
Sa·hib . singular of Ashab.

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Origin of sahib

First recorded in 1690–1700; from Urdu, from Arabic ṣāḥib “master,” literally, “friend”
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sahib

saheb (ˈsɑːhɛb)

/ (ˈsɑːhɪb) /

noun

(in India) a form of address or title placed after a man's name or designation, used as a mark of respect

Word Origin for sahib

C17: from Urdu, from Arabic çāhib, literally: friend
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