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 Hindi) IPA(key): /kʊt̪.t̪ɑː/, [kʊt̪̚.t̪äː]
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Noun[edit]

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

  1. dog
    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 bhauṅktā hai.
    My dog always barks at a cat.
    Synonyms: श्वान (śvān), कुक्कुर (kukkur)
  2. (figuratively, 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. (figuratively, vulgar) a lackey, servant
    वफ़ादार कुत्ताvafādār kuttāloyal lackey

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