परशु

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit paraśú, equivalent to Greek pelekus, going back to an IE *peleku-, borrowed from the Akkadian pilaqqu (from Sumerian balag) meaning "axe", compare Arabic falaqa, "to split apart"; and PIE *sekwr, Latin securis, "axe", secula, "hatchet", Old Slavic sekyra, "hatchet", related to a Semitic root yielding Akkadian shukurru, "javelin", Hebrew segor, "axe".

Noun[edit]

परशु (parašu) m

  1. hatchet
  2. axe

Urdu spelling[edit]