काँटा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀓𑀡𑁆𑀝𑀓 (kaṇṭaka), from Sanskrit कण्टक (kaṇṭaka, thorn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /kɑ̃ː.ʈɑː/, [kä̃ː.ʈäː]

Noun[edit]

काँटा (kā̃ṭām (Urdu spelling کانٹا‎)

  1. thorn, spike, prick
  2. fork
  3. balance, scale
    सब्ज़ी काँटे पे रख और वज़न इसपे लिख डाल।
    sabzī kā̃ṭe pe rakh aur vazan ispe likh ḍāla.
    Put the vegetables on the balance and write down the weight.
  4. (figuratively) an obstacle, hurdle

Declension[edit]