अयस्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *Háyas, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éyos (metal). Cognate with Avestan 𐬀𐬌𐬌𐬀𐬵 (aiiah) Latin aes, Old English ār (whence English ore).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

अयस् (áyasn

  1. metal
  2. copper
  3. bronze
  4. iron
  5. Iron weapon (as an axe)
  6. gold
  7. steel

References[edit]

  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 85