अप्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hap-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ep-. Cognate with Avestan 𐬀𐬞 (ap), Old Persian 𐎠𐎱𐎡𐎹𐎠 (apiyā, into the water), Tocharian B āp (water), Hittite 𒄩𒉺𒀀 (ḫa-pa-a, towards the river).

Noun[edit]

अप् (ápf

  1. Water, as a substance, in its various bodies, and as divinities.
  2. Air, the intermediate region bearing clouds and rain.
  3. (astronomy) The star S Virginis in Virgo.

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Usage notes[edit]

In Vedic Sanskrit, used both in singular and in plural; in the classical language, only in plural.

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