आँसू

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अश्रु (áśru), from Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Persian ارس (ars)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱru-, from compound *dr̥ḱ-h₂eḱru- (eye bitter) (compare *dáḱru-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

आँसू (ā̃sūm (Urdu spelling آنسو)

  1. tear(s) (usually plural)
    उसकी आँखों में आँसू भर गए
    uskī ā̃khõ mẽ ā̃sū bhar gae
    Her eyes filled with tears.

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References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “आँसू”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “आँसू”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.