कुत्ता

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Hindi[edit]

कुत्ता

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀓𑀼𑀢𑁆𑀢 (kutta, dog), from Ashokan Prakrit *𑀓𑀼𑀢𑁆𑀢 (*kutta) which is possibly from Proto-Indo-Aryan *kúttas, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kúttas (compare Proto-Iranian *kútah), possibly of onomatopoeic origin, which could imply a Wanderwort instead of inheritance from Proto-Indo-Iranian. Compare Sanskrit कुर्कुर (kurkura), कुक्कुर (kukkura), perhaps also onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi) IPA(key): /kʊt̪.t̪ɑː/, [kʊt̪̚.t̪äː]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Noun[edit]

कुत्ता (kuttām (feminine कुत्ती or कुतिया, Urdu spelling کُتّا)

  1. dog
    Synonyms: श्वान (śvān), कुक्कुर (kukkur)
    कुत्ता दर्द से कराह रहा है।
    kuttā dard se karāh rahā hai.
    The dog is whining in pain.
    मेरा कुत्ता हमेशा बिल्ली पर भौंकता है।
    merā kuttā hameśā billī par bha͠uktā hai.
    My dog always barks at a cat.
  2. (figurative, vulgar) a conman, cheat, dog
    उस कुत्ते ने मेरा सारा पैसा खा लिया!
    us kutte ne merā sārā paisā khā liyā!
    That cheat stole all my money!
  3. (figurative, vulgar) a lackey, servant
    वफ़ादार कुत्ताvafādār kuttāloyal lackey

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