विंशति

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wih₁ḱm̥t, from *dwi(h₁)dḱm̥ti (two-ten). Cognates include Avestan vīsaiti, Hindi बीस (bīs), Punjabi ਵੀਹ (wīh), Persian بيست (bist), Kurdish bîst, Khotanese bistä, Ossetian инсӕй (insæj), Old Armenian քսան (kʿsan), Albanian (një)zet, Latin vīgintī, Ancient Greek εἴκοσι (eíkosi), Old Irish fiche and Tocharian A wiki.

Numeral[edit]

विंशति (viṃśatí)

  1. twenty, a score (with a noun either in genitive or in apposition, e.g.)
    viṃśatir ghaṭānām — 20 jars
    viṃśatyā́ háribhiḥ — with 20 horses

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 0953