विधवा

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁widʰéwh₂. Cognates include Latin vidua, Ancient Greek ἠΐθεος (ēḯtheos) and indirectly Old English widewe (English widow) and Russian вдова (vdova) (vdov`a).

Noun[edit]

विधवा (vidhavāf

  1. husbandless woman, widow (also with नारी (nārī), योषित् (yoṣit), स्त्री (strī) etc.)
  2. a country bereft of a king

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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 0967