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Deva-i.png
Character
Unicode name DEVANAGARI LETTER I
Code point U+0907
Entity number इ
Unicode block Devanagari
[U+0906] [U+0908]
See also: , ड़, and

Translingual[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /i/, /ɪ/ (may vary by language)

Letter[edit]

(i)

  1. A vowel of the Devanagari script. Its matra, used to modify the inherent vowel in a consonant is written ि. For example the first consonant क with the matra looks like: कि. The matra should appear before the consonant it modifies, though it is pronounced after.

Derived terms[edit]


Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪ/, /i/ (at the end of words)

Letter[edit]

‎(i)

  1. The third vowel in Hindi.

See also[edit]


Sanskrit[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hi-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁i-. Cognate with Ancient Greek εἶμι ‎(eîmi, I go), Mycenaean Greek 𐀂𐀍𐀳 ‎(i-jo-te), Latin eo ‎(I go), Old Persian 𐎠𐎡𐎫𐎡𐎹 ‎(aitiy, goes), Luwian 𒄿𒄿 ‎(iti, goes), Hittite 𒄿𒄿𒀀𒋫𒋫 ‎(iyatta, goes), Old Church Slavonic ити ‎(iti), Lithuanian eiti.

Root[edit]

‎(i)

  1. to go

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 163
  • William Dwight Whitney, 1885, The Roots, Verb-forms, and Primary Derivatives of the Sanskrit Language, Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, page 7