Sāhib (Pañjābī, ‘sir’, from Arabic, ‘lord, master’). A title appended to names of religious significance for Sikhs. In the Ādi Granth, God is called Sāhib. As it is regarded as the living voice of the Gurū, the Ādi Granth is usually called the Gurū Granth Sāhib. Individual compositions, such as Japjī and Anand, are also given this title, as are famous gurdwārās and places of religious importance (e.g. Harimandir Sāhib, Anaṇḍpur Sāhib).
sa·hib / ˈsä(h)ib/ • n. Indian a polite title or form of address for a man: the Doctor Sahib.
sahib title used by natives of India in addressing an Englishman or European. XVII. Urdu use of Arab. ṣāḥib companion, friend, lord, master.
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