mf., (Nominal verbbh/avān-, vatī-; vocative casebhavan-or bhos-q.v; f.vati-; see) your honour, your worship, your lordship or ladyship, you (literally"the gentleman or lady present"; seeatra--and tatra-bh-;used respectfully for the 2nd Persianpronoun,but properly with the 3rd and only exceptionally with the 2nd Persian of the verb exempli gratia, 'for example'bhavān dadātu-,"let your highness give";sometimes in plural to express greater courtesy exempli gratia, 'for example'bhavantaḥ pramāṇam-,"your honour is an authority") etc.
भवत् a. (-न्ती f.) 1 Being, becoming, happening. -2 Present; समतीतं च भवच्च भावि च R.8.78. -pron. a. (-ती f.) A respectful or honorific pronoun, translated by 'your honour', 'your lordship, worship or highness'; (oft. used in the sense of the second personal pronoun, but with the third person of the verb); अथवा कथं भवान् मन्यते M.1; भवन्त एव जानन्ति रघूणां च कुलस्थितिम् U.5.23; R.2.4;3.48;5.16. It is often joined to अत्र or तत्र (see the words), and sometimes to स also; यन्मां विधेय- विषये सभवान्नियुङ्क्ते Māl.1.9. -Comp. -भूतभव्ये ind. in present, past and future. -वसु a. wealthy, opulent.
pr. pt. [the gentleman pre sent], m. used as honorific pronoun of the second person (nm. -ân, f. -at-î) with the third person (exceptionally with the second) and interchanging with the pronoun of the second person; the pl. is sts. used in token of greater respect. Bhavat is often joined with atra, tatra, and sts. even sa.
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