नभस्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud). Cognate with Latin nebula, Ancient Greek νέφος (néphos) and Hittite 𒉈𒂊𒁉𒅖 (nēpis).

Noun[edit]

नभस् (nábhasn

  1. mist, clouds, vapour (especially of Soma juice)
  2. the sky or atmosphere (in dual: heaven and earth)
  3. ether (as an element)

Descendants[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 0527