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Urdu: paika for maikah?

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by teaboy, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. teaboy Senior Member

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    Is there a word peka/paikah which is a variant of maikah (a woman's ancestral/parents' home)? Is it perhaps from Punjabi?
     
  2. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    pekaa is Punjabi (as far as I know) for maikah.
     
  3. teaboy Senior Member

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    English
    Thank you! That solves the mystery :).
     
  4. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    I should have added that maikaa is connected with the married girl's mother and pekaa with her father.
     

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