अक्षि

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye). Cognates include Latin oculus, Ancient Greek ὄσσε (ósse), Old Armenian ակն (akn) and աչք (ačʿkʿ), Old English ēaġe (English eye).

Noun[edit]

अक्षि (ákṣin

  1. eye
    • RV 10.79.2a
      गुहा शिरो निहितं रधगक्षी असिन्वन्नत्ति जिह्वयावनानि |
      अत्राण्यस्मै पड्भिः सं भरन्त्युत्तानहस्तानमसाधि विक्षु ||
      guhā śiro nihitaṃ radhagakṣī asinvannatti jihvayāvanāni |
      atrāṇyasmai paḍbhiḥ saṃ bharantyuttānahastānamasādhi vikṣu ||
      His eyes are turned away, his head is hidden: unsated with his tongue he eats the fuel.
      With hands upraised, with reverence in the houses, for him they quickly bring his food together.
  2. the number two
  3. (in dual form) the sun and moon

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References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0003