अन्तर

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Hindi[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit अन्तर (ántara), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros. Compare also Hindi अंदर (andar), a Persian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

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

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

Declension[edit]

Neuter a-stem declension of अन्तर (ántara)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative अन्तरम्
ántaram
अन्तरे
ántare
अन्तराणि / अन्तरा¹
ántarāṇi / ántarā¹
Vocative अन्तर
ántara
अन्तरे
ántare
अन्तराणि / अन्तरा¹
ántarāṇi / ántarā¹
Accusative अन्तरम्
ántaram
अन्तरे
ántare
अन्तराणि / अन्तरा¹
ántarāṇi / ántarā¹
Instrumental अन्तरेण
ántareṇa
अन्तराभ्याम्
ántarābhyām
अन्तरैः / अन्तरेभिः¹
ántaraiḥ / ántarebhiḥ¹
Dative अन्तराय
ántarāya
अन्तराभ्याम्
ántarābhyām
अन्तरेभ्यः
ántarebhyaḥ
Ablative अन्तरात्
ántarāt
अन्तराभ्याम्
ántarābhyām
अन्तरेभ्यः
ántarebhyaḥ
Genitive अन्तरस्य
ántarasya
अन्तरयोः
ántarayoḥ
अन्तराणाम्
ántarāṇām
Locative अन्तरे
ántare
अन्तरयोः
ántarayoḥ
अन्तरेषु
ántareṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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