इन्दु

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to the root उन्द् (und, to flow or issue out, spring (as water); to wet, bathe), ultimately root cognate with English water.

Noun[edit]

इन्दु (índum

  1. a drop, especially of Soma (Vedic), a bright drop, a spark (Vedic)
  2. juice, soma
  3. the moon; time of moonlight, night (Vedic); pl. the periodic changes of the moon
  4. camphor
  5. a point, the point on a die (AV 7.109.6), a symbolic expression for the number "one"; designation of the Anusvara
  6. a name of Vāstoṣpati (RV. 7.54.2)

Declension[edit]

Masculine u-stem declension of इन्दु
Nom. sg. इन्दुः (induḥ)
Gen. sg. इन्दोः (indoḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative इन्दुः (induḥ) इन्दू (indū) इन्दवः (indavaḥ)
Vocative इन्दो (indo) इन्दू (indū) इन्दवः (indavaḥ)
Accusative इन्दुम् (indum) इन्दू (indū) इन्दून् (indūn)
Instrumental इन्दुना (indunā) इन्दुभ्याम् (indubhyām) इन्दुभिः (indubhiḥ)
Dative इन्दवे (indave) इन्दुभ्याम् (indubhyām) इन्दुभ्यः (indubhyaḥ)
Ablative इन्दोः (indoḥ) इन्दुभ्याम् (indubhyām) इन्दुभ्यः (indubhyaḥ)
Genitive इन्दोः (indoḥ) इन्द्वोः (indvoḥ) इन्दूनाम् (indūnām)
Locative इन्दौ (indau) इन्द्वोः (indvoḥ) इन्दुषु (induṣu)

References[edit]

  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 166