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sahib

[sah-ib, -eeb] /ˈsɑ ɪb, -ib/
noun
1.
(in India) sir; master: a term of respect used, especially during the colonial period, when addressing or referring to a European.
2.
(initial capital letter) singular of Ashab.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Urdu < Arabic ṣāḥib master, literally, friend

Ashab

[ahs-hahb] /ˈɑs hɑb/
plural noun, singular Sahib
[sah-ib, -eeb] /ˈsɑ ɪb, -ib/ (Show IPA).
Islam.
1.
those associating with Muhammad at any time in his life.
Compare Ansar, Muhajirun.
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sahib

/ˈsɑːhɪb/
noun
1.
(in India) a form of address or title placed after a man's name or designation, used as a mark of respect
Word Origin
C17: from Urdu, from Arabic çāhib, literally: friend
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Word Origin and History for sahib
n.

respectful address to Europeans in India, 1670s, from Hindi or Urdu sahib "master, lord," from Arabic sahib, originally "friend, companion," from sahiba "he accompanied." Female form ("European lady") is memsahib.

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