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bahadur

[buh-haw-doo r, -hah-] /bəˈhɔ dʊər, -ˈhɑ-/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
a title of respect commonly affixed to the names of European officers in Indian documents or used in ceremonious mention by Indians:
Jonas Sahib Bahadur.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Hindi bahādur brave, brave person < Persian, probably < Mongolian; compare Classical Mongolian baγatur, with same sense < Turkic, perhaps originally a Turkic personal name
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bahadur

/bəˈhɑːdə/
noun
1.
(often in combination) a title formerly conferred by the British on distinguished Indians
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi bahādur hero, from Persian: valiant
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