अभ्र

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sometimes spelled अब्भ्र ‎(abbhra), according to the derivation ab-bhra ‎(“water-bearer”). From Proto-Indo-Iranian *abʰra-, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥bʰrós. Cognates include Latin imber and Ancient Greek ἀφρός ‎(aphrós).

Noun[edit]

अभ्र ‎(abhrán

  1. cloud, thunder-cloud, rainy weather
  2. sky, atmosphere
  3. (arithmetic) a cypher
  4. dust
  5. (medicine) talc, mica
  6. gold
  7. camphor
  8. rattan (Calamus rotang)
  9. Cyperus rotundus

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of अभ्र
Nom. sg. अभ्रः ‎(abhraḥ)
Gen. sg. अभ्रस्य ‎(abhrasya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative अभ्रः ‎(abhraḥ) अभ्रौ ‎(abhrau) अभ्राः ‎(abhrāḥ)
Vocative अभ्र ‎(abhra) अभ्रौ ‎(abhrau) अभ्राः ‎(abhrāḥ)
Accusative अभ्रम् ‎(abhram) अभ्रौ ‎(abhrau) अभ्रान् ‎(abhrān)
Instrumental अभ्रेण ‎(abhreṇa) अभ्राभ्याम् ‎(abhrābhyām) अभ्रैः ‎(abhraiḥ)
Dative अभ्राय ‎(abhrāya) अभ्राभ्याम् ‎(abhrābhyām) अभ्रेभ्यः ‎(abhrebhyaḥ)
Ablative अभ्रात् ‎(abhrāt) अभ्राभ्याम् ‎(abhrābhyām) अभ्रेभ्यः ‎(abhrebhyaḥ)
Genitive अभ्रस्य ‎(abhrasya) अभ्रयोः ‎(abhrayoḥ) अभ्राणाम् ‎(abhrāṇām)
Locative अभ्रे ‎(abhre) अभ्रयोः ‎(abhrayoḥ) अभ्रेषु ‎(abhreṣu)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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 0079