Sahib meaning

sähĭb, -ĭb, säb
Sir; master.
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A European man in colonial India.
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A male mountaineer employing Sherpas or porters in the Himalayas.
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Used as a form of address for a man in South Asia.
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Formerly, a term of respect for a white European in colonial India.
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Origin of sahib

  • Hindi Urdu sāhab master from Arabic ṭāḥib companion, master participle of ṭaḥiba to become friends ṭḥb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindustani (Hindi, Urdu) साहिब / صاحب (sāhib, “lord"), from Arabic صاحِب (sāhib, “companion").

    From Wiktionary