आलू

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See also: आलु

Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ɑː.luː/, [äː.l̪uː]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀆𑀮𑀼𑀕 (āluga), from Sanskrit आलुक (āluka, elephant foot yam). Doublet of आलु (ālu) and आलुक (āluk). The word began to be used in the sense "potato" after the importation of potatoes to South Asia from the Americas by Europeans, displacing cultivation of the similar elephant foot yam.

Noun[edit]

आलू (ālūm (Urdu spelling آلو‎)

  1. potato

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: aloo
  • Burmese: အာလူး (alu:)

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Persian آلو(âlu).

Noun[edit]

आलू (ālūm (Urdu spelling آلو‎)

  1. plum
  2. prune

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “ālu”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press