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mushtaaq

full of desire, desirous, wishful, longing, yearning (for), ardent, eager, keen

shaanti

peace, tranquillity, serenity, calm

vuzuu-KHaana

place of sacred ablution performed before prayer, a place for ablution, washing face, hands and leg before the Islamic prayers

sajaavaT

decoration, ornamentation, adornment, arrangement

saa.np kaa kaaTaa rassii se Dartaa hai

one who has been bitten by a snake dreads a piece of rope, once bitten twice shy

qadam uThaanaa

step forward, go ahead (with), take a measure, to walk quickly, to take a quick step

azaan

adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, shout to call, Muslim summon to prayers (usually chanted from the turret of a mosque)

ism-e-giraamii

what is your name

jumla

expression, a sentence

tamolii

a caste whose business is to sell betel-leaf

akshar

letter (of the alphabet), syllable

bichchhuu

scorpion, a terrestrial arachnid with pincers similar to those of a lobster and a poisonous sting at the end of its jointed tail, which it can hold curved over its back living in tropical and subtropical areas

vaziir-e-mumlikat

minister of state

belaa

a species of jasmine

ehsaan-faraamosh

forgetful of favours received, unthankful, ungrateful, ingrate

saazish

plot, conspiracy, collusion

mudaaKHalat

interference, interruption, intrusion, intervention, mediation, trespass

rasm

custom, rite, practice, ritual, settled mode

niil-gagan

blue, blue sky, azure sky, cloudless clear sky

KHas kam jahaa.n paak

remark made after getting rid of something or someone disagreeable

Citation Index

Throughout the lexicographical compilation of Rekhta Dictionary, the team of editors have frequently consulted a variety of relevant referential resources in order to ensure encompassing coverage of the various registers of Urdu vocabulary, combined with all semantic variants recorded in the history of Urdu lexicographical scholarship.

We humbly express our sincere thanks to all those who contributed over the centuries in the creation of the resources we have consulted, before, and during our compilation process and also the contributions we expect to receive in future through www.rekhta.org. We strongly believe that past scholarship generously paves the way for progress and innovation in future.

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A New English-Hindustani Dictionary, With Illus. From English Literature And Colloquial English Translated Into Hindustani , S. W. Fallon. (Banaras: Medical Hall Press, 1883).

A Dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, John Thompson Platts. (London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1884)

Dictionary, Hindustāni and English: Duncan Forbes. (London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1886)

Sarmāya-e-Zabān-e-Urdu: Syed Zāmin Ali Jalāl Lucknawi. (Lucknow:1886-87)

Ameerul Lughāt (2 Volumes), Munshi Ameer Ahmad Ameer Meenai. (Agra: Maktaba Mufeed-e-Aam, 1891-1892)

A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary, including the Arabic words and phrases to be met with in Persian literature, Francis Joseph Steingass. (London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1892)

Ameerul Lughāt (2 Volumes), Munshi Ameer Ahmad Ameer Meenai. (Agra: Maktaba Mufeed-e-Aam, 1891-1892)

Makhzanul Muhāvarāt, Lāla Chiranji Lāl Dehlvi. (New Delhi: Imperial Book Depot, 1898)

Muhāvarāt-e-Hind: Subhān Baksh, (Delhi: Matba Mujtubāi, 1913)

Lughāt-un-Nisa, Syed, Ahmad Dehlvi, 1st edition. (Delhi: Kashiram Press, 1917)

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Muhāvarāt-e-Hind: Subhān Baksh, (Delhi: Matba Mujtubāi, 1913)

Qarār-ul-Lughāt: Qarār Shahjahanpuri. (Lucknow: Matba Gulshan-e-Ibrāhim, 1919)

Noor-ul-Lughāt (4 volumes), Noor-ul-Hasan Nayyar Kākorvi (1924-34). (New Delhi: National Council For the Promotion of Urdu Language, 1998)

Najm-ul-Amsāl: Najmuddin, , Fourth Edition, (Lahore: Barqi Press, 1925)

Muneer-ul-Lughāt: Muneer Lucknawi, (Kanpur: Matba Majeedi, 1930)

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Urdu Lughat (Tareekhi Usool Par), 1st edition (21 Volumes). Ed. by Urdu Lughat Board. (Karachi: Urdu Lughat Board, 1958-2003)

Urdu Hindi Shabd Kosh Mohammed Mustafa Khan Maddah. (Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, 1959) ISBN: 9382175997)

Mānak Hindi Kosh, Ram Chandra Verma. (Allahabad : Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, 1962-66)

Hindustāni Kahāvat Kosh: S. W. Fallon, Translated by Krishn Anand Gupt. (New Delhi: National Book Trust, 1968)

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Farhang-e-Asifiya (4 volumes), Syed Mohammad Asif Dehlvi. (New Delhi: National Academy, 1974)

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Bahr-ul-M’aani (Dakni Urdu Lughat), Javed Vashisht. (Faridabad, 1987)

Sankshipt Hindi Shabd Sāgar: Ram Chandra Verma. (Kāshi: Nāgari Prāchārni Sabhā, 1989)

Urdu Hindi Dictionary. (New Delhi: Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu, 1995)

Dakani Lughat: Syeda Jafar, (New Delhi: N.C.P.U.L, 2008)

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The Oxford English-Urdu Dictionary, Shanul Haq Haqqee. (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2014). ISBN: 9780195793406

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