आँसू

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀅𑀁𑀲𑀼 (aṃsu), 𑀅𑀲𑁆𑀲𑀼 (assu), 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-). Doublet of अश्रु (aśru), a tatsama.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

आँसू (ā̃sūm (Urdu spelling آنسو‎)

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

Declension[edit]

Declension of आँसू
Singular Plural
Direct आँसू (ā̃sū) आँसू (ā̃sū)
Oblique आँसू (ā̃sū) आँसुओं (ā̃suon)
Vocative आँसू (ā̃sū) आँसुओ (ā̃suo)

Related terms[edit]

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.