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Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀆𑀝𑀸 (āṭā), undergoing retroflexion from Sanskrit *आर्त (*ārtá), from from Proto-Indo-Aryan *HārHtás (that which is ground), vriddhi derivative from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hr̥Htás (ground), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂l̥h₁-tós (ground).[1][2] Cognate with Classical Persian آرد(ārd, flour), Avestan 𐬀𐬴𐬀(aṣ̌a, ground), Old Armenian աղամ (ałam, to grind), Ancient Greek ἀλέω (aléō, to grind).


  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ɑː.ʈɑː/, [äː.ʈäː]


आटा (āṭām (Urdu spelling آٹا‎)

  1. flour of unspecified kind or wholegrain
    इस डिब्बे में दस किलो आटा है।
    is ḍibbe mẽ das kilo āṭā hai.
    There are ten pounds of flour in this box.



  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἀλέω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 65
  2. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “*ārta2”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press