इति

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *éy. The use of íti as a quotative marker is an Indo-Aryan innovation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

इति (íti) (base )

  1. in this manner, thus (used to delimit quotes)
    • c. 400 BCE, Mahābhārata 3.195.7:
      समुद्र वालुकापूर्ण उज्जानक इति स्मृतः।
      आगम्य च स दुष्टात्मा तं देशं भरतर्षभ।
      बाधते स्म परं शक्त्या तम उदङ्काश्रमं प्रभो ॥
      samudra vālukāpūrṇa ujjānaka iti smṛtaḥ.
      āgamya ca sa duṣṭātmā taṃ deśaṃ bharatarṣabha.
      bādhate sma paraṃ śaktyā tama udaṅkāśramaṃ prabho .
  2. as you know
  3. having done, then
    इत्य् उक्त्वाity uktvāhaving said thus

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