अक्षर

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Sanskrit अक्षर ‎(akṣara)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: अक्‧षर

Noun[edit]

अक्षर ‎(akṣarm ‎(Urdu spelling اکشر)

  1. letter, character (of an alphabet)
    इस शब्द से कुछ अक्षर मिट गये हैं
    is śabd se kuch akṣar miṭ gaye h͠ai
    Some letters have been erased from this word.
  2. syllable
    इस शब्द को और अक्षर जोड़ो
    is śabd ko aur akṣar joṛo
    Add more letters/syllables to this word.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • अक्षर – Bahri, Hardev (1989), Learners' Hindi-English dictionary (Delhi: Rajpal & Sons)

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

अक्षर ‎(akṣara)

  1. imperishable
  2. unalterable
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

अक्षर ‎(akṣaran

  1. syllable
  2. the syllable om
  3. letter
  4. vowel
  5. sound
  6. word
  7. a name of Brahma
  8. water
  9. final beatitude, religious austerity, a sacrifice (lexicography)
  10. Achyranthes aspera (devil's horsewhip)
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From a root क्शर् ‎(kṣar, to flow, melt, perish)", from which a feminine अक्षरा ‎(ákṣarā) appears in the Rigveda with a meaning of "word" or "speech".

Noun[edit]

अक्षर ‎(akṣaram

  1. sword (lexicography)
  2. Siva (lexicography)
  3. Vishnu (lexicography)

References[edit]

  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 3