ऊधर्

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *HúHdʰr̥, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *HúHdʰr̥, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ówHdʰr̥ (udder). Cognate with Ancient Greek οὖθαρ (oûthar), Latin ūber, Old English ūder (whence English udder).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ऊधर् (ū́dharn (Vedic)

  1. the udder of any female, breast, bosom
    Synonym: स्तन (stána)

Usage notes[edit]

In classical Sanskrit the stem उधन् (udhan) appears only in the feminine of an adjective compound, while the original heteroclitic r/n paradigm has been preserved in Vedic; compare nominative and genitive singular ऊधर् (ū́dhar) ~ ऊधन् (ū́dhnas).