आधा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit *𑀅𑀤𑁆𑀥𑀕 (*addhaga), from Sanskrit अर्धक (ardhaka)[1][2]. Doublet of अर्धक (ardhak) and अर्ध (ardh).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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[edit]

Noun[edit]

आधा (ādhām (Urdu spelling آدھا‎)[3]

  1. a half of something

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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 Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2022.
  • S. W. Fallon (1879), “आधा”, in A New Hindustani-English Dictionary, Banaras, London: Trubner and Co.

References[edit]

  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

Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From आ- (ā-) +‎ धा (dhā, root).

Pronunciation[edit]

Root[edit]

आधा (ādhā)

  1. to place on, put down, deposit, put
  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)

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