temperament of justice, fair-minded, lover of justice, just-minded, just in temperament, (a person) of propriety or taste
a vapour resembling the sea at a distance (formed by the rays of the sun or moonlight on a sandy plain)
khisyaanii billii khambaa noche
an embarrassed or ashamed person tends to vent his/her feeling by quarrelling
range of authority or control, within (one's) reach or power; to be reached with the hand, come to hand, able, approach, access, command, control
In a state of rest, or ease, or quiet, enjoying repose and ease, still, quiet, tranquil, content, safe, secure
mean, sense, meaning, motive, aim, object, concern, purpose, wish, desire, selfishness, question, petition
the process of copying something achieved by someone else and trying to do it as well as they have, effort to match or surpass a person or achievement, typically by imitation, emulation
a hanging screen made of reeds or spilt bamboo for obstructing view, curtain, a venetian blind
hostility, malice, enmity, animosity, hate, hatred, resentment, vindictiveness, malice, feud
Rekhta Dictionary Blog
Read tailor-made fun-facts and analysis of selected Urdu Words and learn more about the journey of their meaning
kaTh hujjati ho ya kaT hujjati, hain donon buri
’’ہم ’کٹ حجتی‘ لکھتے اور بولتے رہے ہیں۔ ریختہ میں بھی ہم نے دیکھا تو کٹ حجتی ہی ہے۔ ’’کٹ حجتی‘‘ کے معنی ہیں: ’’خواہ مخواہ کی بحث، بحث برائے بحث،اپنی بات پر اڑنا، ضد سے کام لینا، بے جا حجت‘‘۔ لیکن جناب ابونثر نے ’’کٹھ حجتی‘‘ لکھا ہے، آیا یہ زیادہ فصی ...continue reading
by احمد حاطب صدیقی (ابو نثر) | 15 December 2021
From Script Sounds to Sound Script: A Fresh Take on Learning Urdu
This verse above by Faiz Sahab is inarguably among the most adored couplets of Urdu language. But besides its evocative imagery and nostalgic vibe, do you know what’s the secret behind Ghazal-lovers reciting it over and over, like a cryptic Mantra ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 12 December 2021
Stories behind Sayings: Brave Enough to Brag
How funny it is that the moment we hear someone go on a rant about their guts and grits, we know it's an act of bravado and almost instantly blurt out, ‘BaDe Tees Maar Khan Ho!’. But do you know how this backhanded compliment-cum-saying came about ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 09 December 2021
5 Contronyms of Urdu that you barely knew existed!
Just like humans, words, too, can sometimes behave contradictorily. Thankfully, we have a term for those words that have this strange linguistic condition – Contronyms, or Janus words. In Roman mythology, Janus is considered the God of duality, and ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 06 December 2021
5 Urdu words and how they are Really Pronounced!
A word’s actual utterance getting vulgarized in our everyday speech, is just Uber-common. Let’s take the word pronunciation itself, how often do we hear it as Pro-noun-ci-ation ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 03 December 2021
5 other ways to say Mubarak-Bad in Urdu
Whether it’s Eid or Diwali; the daughter graduating or the son grabbing his first job; bringing home your first pet dog or that dog giving birth to a pup, however modest or momentous the occasion is, our expression is almost always the same, ‘Mubarak ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 30 November 2021
Stories behind Sayings: Camel (f)or Cat?
Sayings are where the constraints of grammar fall flat. Sayings are where the limits of our language are pushed. Sayings are where everyday speakers insert their ‘Private Meanings’, (hello, Wittgenstein lovers) ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 27 November 2021
Banaaiye Bhi, Pakaaiye Bhi, magar, zaraa dekh kar!
‘To do, or to cook?’ shed some light on two of our most common verbs that we often use interchangeably. These are ‘Banaanaa’, to make, prepare; to contrive (slang), and ‘Pakaanaa’, to cook; to bore (slang) ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 24 November 2021
Rihaaish: The Word we’ve All Got Completely Wrong!!
‘Rihaaish’, a word that’s nowhere to be found in our classical poetry, but features a lot after its wane, means a stay, dwelling, residence, and also a delay (spatial) ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 21 November 2021
All that you don’t know about the word Ustad, is keeping you from becoming one!
Ustad, originally came from the Zend language, even appearing in the Zoroastrian religious text ‘Avesta’, meaning a knower of Avesta ...continue reading
by Rajat Kumar | 18 November 2021