अ-

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See also: अं, अँ, , and अः

Hindi[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit अ- (a-).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Prefix[edit]

अ- (a-)

  1. non-, un-, a-, an- (a negating prefix)

Usage notes[edit]

This form is used before words that begin with consonants.

Derived terms[edit]


Marathi[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अ- (a-).

Prefix[edit]

अ- (a-)

  1. A negating prefix. non-, un-, a-, an-, etc.

Usage notes[edit]

This form is used before words that begin with consonants.

Derived terms[edit]


Nepali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अ- (a-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

अ- (a-)

  1. A negating prefix. non-, un-, a-, an-, etc.

Usage notes[edit]

This form is used before words that begin with consonants.

Derived terms[edit]

Category Nepali words prefixed with अ- not found

Sanskrit[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *a-, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-. Compare Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-).

Prefix[edit]

अ- (a-)

  1. un-, not
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Ashokan Prakrit:
    • Maharastri Prakrit:
      • Old Marathi:
    • Sauraseni Prakrit:
      • Sauraseni Apabhramsa:
  • → Hindustani:
    Hindi: अ- (a-)
    Urdu: اـ(a-)
  • Marathi: अ- (a-)
  • Nepali: अ- (a-), अन- (an-)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁é (and then). Cognate to Phrygian ε- (e-), Ancient Greek ἐ- (e-).

Prefix[edit]

अ- (a-)

  1. Used in the formation of imperfect, aorist and conditional tenses.

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