अक्षर

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अक्षर (akṣara).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: अक्‧षर

Noun[edit]

अक्षर (akṣarmUrdu spelling اکشر

  1. letter, character (of an alphabet)
    इस शब्द से कुछ अक्षर मिट गये हैं।
    Some letters have been erased from this word.
  2. syllable
    इस शब्द को और अक्षर जोड़ो।
    Add more letters/syllables to this word.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • अक्षर in Bahri, Hardev (1989), Learners' Hindi-English dictionary (Delhi: Rajpal & Sons)

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

अक्षर (akṣara)

  1. imperishable
  2. unalterable

Noun[edit]

अक्षर (akṣaran

  1. syllable
  2. the syllable om
  3. letter
  4. vowel
  5. sound
  6. word
  7. a name of Brahma
  8. water
  9. final beatitude, religious austerity, a sacrifice (lexicography)
  10. Achyranthes aspera (devil's horsewhip)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From a root क्शर् (kṣar, to flow, melt, perish)", from which a feminine अक्षरा (ákṣarā) appears in the Rigveda with a meaning of "word" or "speech".

Noun[edit]

अक्षर (akṣaram

  1. sword (lexicography)
  2. Siva (lexicography)
  3. Vishnu (lexicography)

References[edit]

  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 3