कथा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit कथा (kathā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /kə.t̪ʰɑː/, [kə.t̪ʰäː]

Noun[edit]

कथा (kathāf (Urdu spelling کتها‎)

  1. story, narrative
    वह जटिल लघु कथाएँ लिखता और प्रकाशित करता है।
    vah jaṭil laghu kathāẽ likhtā aur prakāśit kartā hai.
    He writes and publishes intricate short stories.
    Synonyms: कहानी (kahānī), अफ़साना (afsānā)

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References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989) , “कथा”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons.
  • Platts, John T. (1884) , “कथा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & Co.

Marathi[edit]

Marathi Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit कथा (kathā).

Noun[edit]

कथा (kathāf

  1. story

References[edit]

  • Berntsen, Maxine, “कथा”, in A Basic Marathi-English Dictionary, New Delhi: American Institute of Indian Studies, 1982-1983.
  • Molesworth, James Thomas, “कथा”, in A dictionary, Marathi and English, Bombay: Printed for government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1857.

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

कथा f

  1. speech, story, talk

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From कथ् (kath)

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Noun[edit]

कथा (kathāf

  1. story

Declension[edit]

Feminine ā-stem declension of कथा
Nom. sg. कथा (kathā)
Gen. sg. कथायाः (kathāyāḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative कथा (kathā) कथे (kathe) कथाः (kathāḥ)
Vocative कथे (kathe) कथे (kathe) कथाः (kathāḥ)
Accusative कथाम् (kathām) कथे (kathe) कथाः (kathāḥ)
Instrumental कथया (kathayā) कथाभ्याम् (kathābhyām) कथाभिः (kathābhiḥ)
Dative कथायै (kathāyai) कथाभ्याम् (kathābhyām) कथाभ्यः (kathābhyaḥ)
Ablative कथायाः (kathāyāḥ) कथाभ्याम् (kathābhyām) कथाभ्यः (kathābhyaḥ)
Genitive कथायाः (kathāyāḥ) कथयोः (kathayoḥ) कथानाम् (kathānām)
Locative कथायाम् (kathāyām) कथयोः (kathayoḥ) कथासु (kathāsu)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: kathak
  • Pali: kathā