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From Sanskrit अन्तर (antara), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros. Compare Hindi अंदर (andar), from Persian.


अन्तर (antarm (Urdu spelling انتر)

  1. interior, inside
  2. difference
    1. margin, spacing
    2. interval
  3. (by extension, figuratively) soul
  4. a secret, hidden thing



From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Hántaras, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hántaras, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (inner, what is inside), an adjective formed from the adverb *h₁enter (between) (whence also अन्तर् (antár)). Cognate with Old Latin *interus (whence Latin interior (inner, interior), intrā (inside, within)), Ancient Greek ἔντερον (énteron, intestine, bowel).


  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /ɐ́n̪.t̪ɐ.ɽɐ/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈɐn̪.t̪ɐ.ɽɐ/
  • Adjective[edit]

    अन्तर (ántara)

    1. being in the interior, interior
    2. near, proximate, related, intimate
    3. lying adjacent to
    4. distant
    5. different from
    6. exterior


    अन्तर (ántaran

    1. the interior
    2. a hole, opening
    3. the interior part of a thing, the contents
    4. soul, heart, supreme soul
    5. interval, intermediate space or time
    6. period
    7. term
    8. opportunity, occasion
    9. place
    10. distance, absence
    11. difference, remainder
    12. property, peculiarity
    13. weakness, weak side
    14. representation
    15. surety, guaranty
    16. respect, regard
    17. (at the end of a compound) different, other, another
      देशान्तरम् (deśā*ntaram)another country



    • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0043