वि

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wi (apart, away). Cognate with Hittite [Cuneiform needed] [script needed] (nawi, not yet), Old English wiþ.

Adverb[edit]

वि (vi)

  1. apart,
  2. asunder
  3. in different directions
  4. to and fro, about
  5. away, away from
  6. off
  7. without

Preposition[edit]

वि (vi)

  1. through
  2. between

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis. Cognate with Latin avis (bird), Ancient Greek ἀετός (aetós, eagle).

Noun[edit]

वि ()

  1. a bird (also applied to horses, arrows, and the Maruts)
Inflection[edit]

Another singular ablative form is वितः (vitaḥ).

References[edit]

Monier Monier-Williams, "Sanskrit-English Dictionary", URL accessed on 2008-02-09.