अब ab, (prob. formed by analogy after jab, tab, etc. q.v.), adv. Now, presently,just now, now-a-days, a little while ago,recently.—ab-bhī, adv. Even now, yet, as yet,still.—ab-tab, adv. Now and then, presently,very shortly:—ab-tab karna, To put off continually, to delay; to evade, shuffle:—ab-tabhona, To be in a dying state, to be at the point of death.—ab-tak and ab-talak, adv. Up to the present time, till now; as yet, hitherto; all this time.—ab-ta`īṅ, ab-torī, ab-toṛī, ab-teṅ = abtak, q.v.—ab-se, adv. From this time,henceforth, henceforward, in future, hence:—ab-se dūr, Far be it from us! Heaven preserve us! Avaunt! (The phrase is generally used—especially by women—to deprecate the recurrence of a past misfortune).—ab-kā, adj.(f. -kī). Of the present; for the present; this, the present; the next, the following, the coming;new, fresh:—ab-ke, adv. This time, the next time:—ab-kībār, Idem.—ab-lag, ab-loṅ, able, ab-leṅ, adv.=ab-tak, q.v.—ab-na-tab, adv.Neither now nor then; neither here (on earth)nor in the world to come; nowhere; never.—abhī, adv. Just now, this very moment, instantly,immediately; already.
Origin: Hindi

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