आधा

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Hindi

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    Cardinal: दो (do)
    Ordinal: दूसरा (dūsrā), दूजा (dūjā), द्वितीय (dvitīya)
    Adverbial: दोबारा (dobārā), दुबारा (dubārā)
    Multiplier: दोगुना (dogunā), दुगना (dugnā), दोहरा (dohrā)
    Collective: दोनों (donõ)
    Fractional: आधा (ādhā)

Etymology

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Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit *𑀅𑀤𑁆𑀥𑀕 (*addhaga), from Sanskrit अर्धक (ardhaka).[1][2] Doublet of अर्धक (ardhak) and अर्ध (ardh). Cognate with Gujarati અર્ધો (ardho), Marathi अर्धा (ardhā).

Pronunciation

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  • (Delhi) IPA(key): /ɑː.d̪ʱɑː/, [äː.d̪ʱäː]
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Adjective

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आधा (ādhā) (Urdu spelling آدھا)

  1. half
    मुझे सिर्फ़ आधी बोतल पानी चाहिए।
    mujhe sirf ādhī botal pānī cāhie.
    I only want half a bottle of water.

Declension

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Noun

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आधा (ādhām (Urdu spelling آدھا)[3]

  1. a half of something

Declension

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References

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  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) “ardhá”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Platts, John T. (1884) “आधा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & Co.
  3. ^ McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993) “आधा”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press

Further reading

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  • Dāsa, Śyāmasundara (1965–1975) “आधा”, in Hindī Śabdasāgara [lit. Sea of Hindi words] (in Hindi), Kashi [Varanasi]: Nagari Pracarini Sabha
  • Bahri, Hardev (1989) “आधा”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons.
  • Caturvedi, Mahendra, Bhola Nath Tiwari (1970) “आधा”, in A practical Hindi-English dictionary, Delhi: National Publishing House
  • आधा”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت (rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.
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    S. W. Fallon (1879) “आधा”, in A New Hindustani-English Dictionary, Banaras, London: Trubner and Co.

Sanskrit

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Alternative scripts

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Etymology

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From आ- (ā-) +‎ धा (dhā, root).

Pronunciation

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Root

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आधा (ādhā)

  1. to place on, put down, deposit, put
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 8.29.4:
      वज्र॒मेको॑ बिभर्ति॒ हस्त॒ आहि॑तं॒ तेन॑ वृ॒त्राणि॑ जिघ्नते॥
      vájraméko bibharti hásta ā́hitaṃ téna vṛtrā́ṇi jighnate.
      A mace this one bears in his hand, set there; with it he keeps smashing obstacles (A riddle, answer: Indra).
  2. to impregnate, instil, impress (good sentiments)
  3. to apply, appoint
  4. to add (fuel to fire)
  5. to give or deposit in pledge, stake (money)
  6. to give, supply, lend, deliver
  7. to accept, receive
  8. to make, constitute, effect
  9. to keep, preserve, hold, possess, take
  10. to conceive, get children (as a woman)

Derived terms

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Further reading

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