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Bihari

[bahy-hahr-ee] /baɪˈhɑr i/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Bihar.
2.
the Indic language of Bihar.
Origin of Bihari
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • (Calcutta, 1903), gives a complete conspectus of Bihari in all its dialects and sub-dialects.

  • “She is a gypsy,” Bihari said quietly to the man on the platform.

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  • In this same manner Bihari, witnessing the struggle, had stolen upon him.

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  • Jeanne had chanced to speak of her gypsy step-father, Bihari.

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  • Perhaps Bihari, the gypsy smithy, was not unknown to the man on the stand.

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  • Bihari had persuaded two good cooks of his own race to prepare the feast.

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  • When Bihari seized his violin and began to play, it was as if the bear were run by a motor and the current was suddenly turned on.

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  • And, because of their love for Bihari and Jeanne, they had spared neither time nor labor.

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  • And in the prow, standing beside Bihari, was the little French girl.

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  • Bihari,” she thought, “I wonder where he and his gypsy band are tonight?

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British Dictionary definitions for Bihari

Bihari

/bɪˈhɑːrɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) Bihari, Biharis. a member of an Indian people living chiefly in Bihar but also in other parts of NW India and Bangladesh
2.
the language of this people, comprising a number of highly differentiated dialects, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family
adjective
3.
of or relating to this people, their language, or Bihar
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