Dard Minnat Kash-e-Davaa

Lyrics by Mirza Ghalib

dard minnat_kashe-davaa na huaa
mai.n na achchaa huaa, buraa na huaa

Minnnat: Supplicate
Minnat-Kash-E-Davaa: Obliged to Medicine

jamaa karate ho kyo.n raqiibo.n ko
ik tamaashaa huaa gilaa na huaa

Jamaa: Amassed, Assembled
Raqib: Competitor, Opponent, Enemy, Rival
Gilaa: Complaint, Blame, Reproach, Lamentation

ham kahaa.N qismat aazamaane jaaye.n
tuu hii jab Kha.njar aazamaa na huaa

Qismat: Category, Fortune, Fate, Head, Lot, Luck, Portion, Share
Aazmaana: To Tempt, To Test, To Try
Khanjar: Dagger

kitane shiirii.n hai.n tere lab ke raqiib
gaaliyaa.N khaake bemazaa na huaa

Shiiriin: Sweet, Pleasant, Gentle
Be-mazaa: Insipid, Joyless, Namby-Pamby, Tame, Tasteless, Unenjoyable, Vapid

hai Khabar garm unke aane kii
aaj hii ghar me.n boriyaa na huaa

Boriyaa: Mat

kyaa vo namaruud kii Khudaaii thii
ba.ndagii me.n meraa bhalaa na huaa

Namaruud: Nimrod, A king who used to say that he was God
Khudaaii: God-ship, godhead, divinity, providence; almighty power, omnipotence;–creation, nature, the world
Bandagii: Devotion, Worship, Service

jaan dii, dii huii usii kii thii
haq to yuu.N hai ke haq adaa na huaa

Haq: Just, Lot, Right, Righteousness, Truth, True
Adaa: Beauty, Charm, Elegance, Fascination, Grace, Payment Of Debt Performance, Pose, Settlement, Style

zaKhm gar dab gayaa lahuu na thamaa
kaam gar ruk gaya ravaa na huaa

Dab: Opressed, Quashed, Quelled
Thamna: To Stop
Ravaa: Going; flowing; passing; current; lawful, right; equitable, reasonable; admissible, allowable; approved, tolerated; worthy of reception or attention; worthy, proper, right, suitable

rahazanii hai ki dil_sitaanee hai
leke dil, dil_sitaa.N ravaa na huaa

Rahazan: Robber
Rahazanii: Robbery
Sitaaan: Taking, Seizing
Dil-Sitaan: Stealer of one’s heart

kuchch to pa.Dhiye ki log kahate hai.n
aaj ‘Ghalib’ Gazal_saraa na huaa

Ghalib: A reference to the poet, Mirza Ghalib
Saraa: The Earth, Opulent, Rich

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