सन

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἕνος (hénos), Latin senex, Old Armenian հին (hin) and Gothic 𐍃𐌹𐌽𐌴𐌹𐌲𐍃 (sineigs).

Adjective[edit]

सन (sána)

  1. old, ancient
    सनम् (sanam) — of old, formerly
  2. lasting long
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

सन (sanam

  1. gain, acquisition
    अहंसन (ahaṁsana) — obtaining or claiming for one's self
    सुषण (suṣaṇa) — easy to be acquired
  2. presenting, offering
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

सन (sanam

  1. the flapping of an elephant's ears
  2. (botany) Bignonia suaveolens or Terminalia tomentosa (compare असन (asana))
Declension[edit]
See also[edit]

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 1140