कूप

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *kúHpas, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kúHpas, from Proto-Indo-European *kúHp-o-s, from *kuHp- (water vessel; hollow). Cognate with Latin cupa, Ancient Greek κύπη (kúpē, gap, hollow), κύπελλον (kúpellon), Old English hyf (whence English hive).

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Noun[edit]

कूप (kū́pam

  1. a well; a hole dug in the ground as a source of water
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 1.105.17:
      त्रितः कूपेऽवहितो देवान्हवत ऊतये।
      तच्छुश्राव बृहस्पतिः कृण्वन्नंहूरणादुरु वित्तं मे अस्य रोदसी॥
      tritaḥ kūpe’vahito devānhavata ūtaye.
      tacchuśrāva bṛhaspatiḥ kṛṇvannaṃhūraṇāduru vittaṃ me asya rodasī.
      Tṛta, when buried in the well, calls on the Gods to succour him.
      That call of his Bṛhaspati heard and released him from distress. Mark this my woe, ye Earth and Heaven.
  2. hole, cavity
  3. leather oil vessel
  4. cave

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of कूप (kū́pa)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative कूपः
kū́paḥ
कूपौ
kū́pau
कूपाः / कूपासः¹
kū́pāḥ / kū́pāsaḥ¹
Vocative कूप
kū́pa
कूपौ
kū́pau
कूपाः / कूपासः¹
kū́pāḥ / kū́pāsaḥ¹
Accusative कूपम्
kū́pam
कूपौ
kū́pau
कूपान्
kū́pān
Instrumental कूपेन
kū́pena
कूपाभ्याम्
kū́pābhyām
कूपैः / कूपेभिः¹
kū́paiḥ / kū́pebhiḥ¹
Dative कूपाय
kū́pāya
कूपाभ्याम्
kū́pābhyām
कूपेभ्यः
kū́pebhyaḥ
Ablative कूपात्
kū́pāt
कूपाभ्याम्
kū́pābhyām
कूपेभ्यः
kū́pebhyaḥ
Genitive कूपस्य
kū́pasya
कूपयोः
kū́payoḥ
कूपानाम्
kū́pānām
Locative कूपे
kū́pe
कूपयोः
kū́payoḥ
कूपेषु
kū́peṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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