कन्या

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Noun[edit]

कन्या (kanyāfUrdu spelling کنیا

  1. girl
  2. virgin
  3. daughter

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ken- (new, fresh), whence also कनीन (kanīna , young, youthful). Cognates include Latin re-cēns (recent; fresh; young) and Ancient Greek καινός (kainós, new).

Noun[edit]

कन्या (kanyā́f

  1. girl, virgin, daughter
  2. the sign of the zodiac Virgo
  3. the female of any animal
  4. name of Durga
  5. (botany) name of a tuberous plant growing in Kashmir
  6. Aloe perfoliata; rubble aloe, mitre aloe
  7. name of several other plants
  8. (prosody) name of a metre (of four lines, each of them containing four long syllables)

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References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0249
  • Arthur A. Macdonell, A practical Sanskrit dictionary with transliteration, accentuation, and etymological analysis throughout, London: Oxford University Press, 1893, page 062
  • Horace Hayman Wilson, A dictionary in Sanscrit and English, 2nd ed., Calcutta: Education Press, Circular Road, 1832, page 187
  • Carl Capeller, A Sanskrit-English dictionary, based upon the St. Petersburg lexicons, London: Luzac & Co., 1891, page 108