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hulm

dreaming in sleep, seeing in sleep, dream, fancy

sarkashii

disobedience, refractoriness, mutiny, rebellion, insurrection

suulii

gallows, gibbet

hammaam

bathroom, bathhouse, hot bath

saahib-e-masnad

one who sits on a cushion, the one who seat on the royal cushion, king, president

nikhaTTuu

one who earns nothing

mastmaulaa

a drunken or careless man

hamla

attack, invasion, charge, aggression

'ubuurii-hukuumat

interim government

'ubuurii

provisional, interim, transitional

baadiyunnazar me.n

at first sight or glance, prima facie, to all appearances, apparently

milansaar

sociable, affable, convivial, friendly

bebaak

daring, bold, fearless

zimnii-intiKHaabaat

an election that happens at a different time from a main election, to choose a Member of Parliament to replace one who has died or left his or her job, by-election

anjaam

result, consequences, end, termination, conclusion, upshot, vexation

nau-khanD

the nine divisions or climes of the earth which constitute Jambu-dvip, the central portion of the world, or the known world

nirogit

free from sickness, not ill, healthy, in sound health

raqaabat

rivalry (esp. in love), acrimonious competition, antagonism, competition, antagonism, jealousy

chhamiyaa

gay and playful woman, coquette

yaum-ul-baa's

the day of resurrection

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

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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)

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

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

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

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