अभ्र

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *abʰrás, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *abʰrás (asynchronically analyzable as अब् (áb, water) + भ्र (bhrá, bearer)), from Proto-Indo-European *n̥bʰrós. Cognate with Latin imber and Ancient Greek ἀφρός (aphrós). Compare also the root अभ्र् (abhr, to err, wander)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

अभ्र (abhrám

  1. cloud, thunder-cloud, rainy weather
    Synonyms: मेघ (meghá), वाणी (vā́ṇī)
  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 (abhrá)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative अभ्रः
abhráḥ
अभ्रौ
abhraú
अभ्राः / अभ्रासः¹
abhrā́ḥ / abhrā́saḥ¹
Vocative अभ्र
ábhra
अभ्रौ
ábhrau
अभ्राः / अभ्रासः¹
ábhrāḥ / ábhrāsaḥ¹
Accusative अभ्रम्
abhrám
अभ्रौ
abhraú
अभ्रान्
abhrā́n
Instrumental अभ्रेण
abhréṇa
अभ्राभ्याम्
abhrā́bhyām
अभ्रैः / अभ्रेभिः¹
abhraíḥ / abhrébhiḥ¹
Dative अभ्राय
abhrā́ya
अभ्राभ्याम्
abhrā́bhyām
अभ्रेभ्यः
abhrébhyaḥ
Ablative अभ्रात्
abhrā́t
अभ्राभ्याम्
abhrā́bhyām
अभ्रेभ्यः
abhrébhyaḥ
Genitive अभ्रस्य
abhrásya
अभ्रयोः
abhráyoḥ
अभ्राणाम्
abhrā́ṇām
Locative अभ्रे
abhré
अभ्रयोः
abhráyoḥ
अभ्रेषु
abhréṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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