burra

adjective
bur·​ra | \ ˈbə(ˌ)rä \

Definition of burra

India
: great used chiefly in phrases as a title of respect and specifically to designate a father or elder brother or a chief officerburra sahib

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History and Etymology for burra

Hindi baṛā, from Sanskrit vṛddha, from vardhate he increases

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“Burra.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burra. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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