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Alternative forms[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).


  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /úː.d̪ʱɐɽ/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈuː.d̪ʱɐɽ/
  • Noun[edit]

    ऊधर् (ū́dharn (Vedic)

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

    Usage notes[edit]

    In classical Sanskrit, the stem ūdhan 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).