भनति

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- (to speak). Cognates include Ancient Greek φημί (phēmí, speak), φάτις (phátis, rumour, news, speech), φάσις (phásis, speech, announcement), φωνή (phōnḗ, voice), Latin fārī (speak, talk; say), fama (news; fame), fabula (story, tale, fable), Old Church Slavonic баяти (bajati, tell, narrate) and баснь (basnĭ, fable) (Russian баять (bajatʹ) and басня (basnja)) and Old English bannan (English ban)

Verb[edit]

भनति (bhánati) (root √bhan, class-1, P.)

  1. to sound, resound, call aloud, speak, declare (RV.)

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 0745