'ada' and 'shokh'

Discussion in 'Language Notes' started by Aqdas, Mar 13, 2007.

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  1. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    what about shokh?
  2. these are two common words in urdu poetry--both sacred and profane--which are difficult to translate. they convey a whole range of subtle meanings which english, as far as i am aware, does not have exact equivalents for.

    'ada' could mean grace, airs, coquettishness, flirt, tease, coquetry, airs and graces, etc.

    Platts' famous dictionary has it as:


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