What does RADIF stand for?
What does RADIF mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: RADIF.
What does RADIF mean?
- Radif (Arabic: رديف) is a rule in Persian, Turkic, and Urdu poetry which states that, in the form of poetry known as a Ghazal, the second line of all the couplets (bayts or Shers) must end with the same word/s. This repeating of common words is the "Radif" of the Ghazal. It is preceded by a Qaafiyaa, which is a repeating pattern of words. The following is an example of a Ghazal by Daag Dehelvi. In this example the Radif is mein. The Qaafiyaa is the following pattern of words: nigaah (in the first hemistich), jalwa-gaah, nigaah (in the fourth hemistich), raah, haale-tabaah and aah. aafat kii shoKhiyaa.N hai.n tumhaarii nigaah mein mehashar ke fitane khelate hai.n jalwa-gaah mein wo dushmanii se dekhate hai.n dekhate to hain mai.n shaad huu.N ke huu.N to kisii kii nigaah mein aatii baat baat mujhe yaad baar baar kahataa huu.N dau.D dau.D ke qaasid se raah mein is taubaah par hai naaz mujhe zaahid is qadar jo TuuT kar shariik huu.N haal-e-tabaah mein mushtaaq is adaa ke bahot dard-ma.nd the ae DaaG tum to baiTh gaye ek aah mein