ईळे

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From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Híẓḍay, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hížday, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eysd- (to praise, worship laud). Cognate with Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌽 (aistan, to revere). In the Rigveda, is metrically a cluster, suggesting a Rigvedic íẓḍai.

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ईळे (ī́ḷe)

  1. (Vedic) first-person singular middle present of ईट्टे (ī́ṭṭe)
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 1.1.1:
      अ॒ग्निमी॑ळे पु॒रोहि॑तं य॒ज्ञस्य॑ दे॒वमृ॒त्विज॑म्।
      होता॑रं रत्न॒धात॑मम्॥
      agnimīḷe purohitaṃ yajñasya devamṛtvijam.
      hotāraṃ ratnadhātamam.
      I laud Agni, the chosen priest, God, minister of sacrifice, the hotar, lavishest of wealth.