Definition of bhasha in English:



mass nounIndian
  • Language.

    as modifier ‘English translations of bhasha texts’
    count noun ‘the bhashas of the common people’
    • ‘The higher three forms of shabda are described in the Rig Veda as hidden in ‘guha ‘, or within the self, whereas the forth is the external manifested speech, known as laukika bhasha.’’
    • ‘Holi is pronounced ‘Hori’ in Brij bhasha, the language of Kathak.’
    • ‘Her novels could effectively lend themselves to translations in bhashas, particularly Marathi, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi.’
    • ‘With perverse glee he informed bhasha writers that those who write in English would continue to earn more royalty and continue to be more widely read.’
    tongue, speech, mother tongue, native tongue, dialect, vernacular
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From Hindi bhāṣā.