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  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ə.ɡəɾ/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit अगरु (agaru). Ultimately from Tamil அகில் (akil, eagle-wood).[1][2]


अगर (agarm (Urdu spelling اگر‎)

  1. agarwood
Derived terms[edit]


  1. ^ Shulman, David (2016) Tamil: A biography, Harvard University Press, pages 19-20:
    We have ahalim [in Hebrew], probably derived directly from Tamil akil rather than from Sanskrit aguru, itself a loan from the Tamil (Numbers 24.8; Proverbs 7.17; Song of Songs 4.14; Psalms 45.9--the latter two instances with the feminine plural form ahalot. Akil is, we think, native to South India, and it is thus not surprising that the word was borrowed by cultures that imported this plant.
  2. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “agaru”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persian اگر(agar), from Middle Persian 𐭧𐭲(ḥt /⁠agar⁠/).


अगर (agar) (Urdu spelling اگر‎)

  1. if
    Synonym: यदि (yadi)
    अगर मैंने यह किया होता तो ...
    agar mainne yah kiyā hotā to ...
    If I had done this, then ...