bahadur

bahadur

[buh-haw-door, -hah-]
noun (often initial capital letter)
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:
1770–80; < 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)
 
n
(often in combination) a title formerly conferred by the British on distinguished Indians
 
[C18: from Hindi bahādur hero, from Persian: valiant]

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