काँटा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

काँटा (kā̃ṭām

  1. a thorn, spike, prick
  2. a 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]

Declension of काँटा
singular plural
direct काँटा (kā̃ṭā) काँटे (kā̃ṭe)
oblique काँटे (kā̃ṭe) काँटों (kā̃ṭõ)
vocative काँटे (kā̃ṭe) काँटो (kā̃ṭo)