तृण

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽𐌿𐍃 (þaurnus) and Old Church Slavonic трънъ (trŭnŭ, thorn).

Noun[edit]

तृण (tṛ́ṇan

  1. grass, herb, any gramineous plant, blade of grass, straw (often symbolic of minuteness and worthlessness) (RV. etc.)
    • RV 1.161.11a
      उद्वत्स्वस्मा अक्र्णोतन तृणं निवत्स्वपः सवपस्यय नरः |
      अगोह्यस्य यदसस्तना गर्हे तदद्येदं रभवो नानु गछथ ||
      udvatsvasmā akṛṇotana tṛṇaṃ nivatsvapaḥ svapasyaya naraḥ |
      aghohyasya yadasastanā ghṛhe tadadyedaṃ ṛbhavo nānu ghachatha ||
      On the high places ye have made the grass for man, and water in the valleys, by your skill, O Men.
      Ṛbhus, ye iterate not to-day that act of yours, your sleeping in the house of him whom naught can hide.

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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 0453