sir; master: title used in colonial India when speaking to or of a European, and later extended to any male as a sign of respect or formality
Origin of sahibHindi s?hib from Arabic ??hib, master, literally , associate
- Used as a form of address for a man in South Asia.
- A European man in colonial India.
- A male mountaineer employing Sherpas or porters in the Himalayas.
Origin of sahibHindiUrdu sāhab master from Arabic &slowdot;āhib companion, master participle of &slowdot;ahiba to become friends &slowdot;hb