ग्रीवा

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷriHwéh₂. Cognate with Latvian grĩva (river mouth) and Common Slavic *griva (mane).

Noun[edit]

ग्रीवा (grīvā́f

  1. the back part of the neck, nape, neck (in the earlier literature generally used in plural)
    • RV 6.48.17d
      मा काकम्बीरमुद वर्हो वनस्पतिमशस्तीर्वि हि नीनशः |
      मोत सूरो अह एवा चन ग्रीवा आदधते वेः ||
      mā kākambīramud vṛho vanaspatimaśastīrvi hi nīnaśaḥ |
      mota sūro aha evā cana grīvā ādadhate veḥ ||
      Tear not up by the roots the Kakambira tree: destroy thou all malignity.
      Let them not snare by day the neck of that Celestial Bird the Sun.

Declension[edit]

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 0374