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, Śyamāsundara, “आधा”, in Hindī Śabdasāgara [Comprehensive Hindi Dictionary] (in Hindi), Kashi [Varanasi]: Nagari Pracarini Sabha, 1965–1975.
  • Bahri, Hardev, “आधा”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons, 1989
  • Caturvedi, Mahendra; Tiwari, Bhola Nath, “आधा”, in A Practical Hindi-English dictionary, Delhi: National Publishing House, 1970
  • आधा”, in Rekhta Urdu Dictionary, Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2021.
  • 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(644)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ Platts, John Thompson, “आधा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: William H. Allen and Company, 1884.
  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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