खनति

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From Proto-Indo-Iranian *kánati, from *kan- (to dig), with unetymological aspiration of the first consonant. Cognate with Avestan 𐬐𐬀𐬥-(kan-, to dig), 𐬎𐬯-𐬐𐬆𐬧𐬙𐬌(us-kəṇti), Old Persian 𐎣𐎴- (kan-, to dig) whence Persian کندن(kandan, to dig).

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खनति (khanati) (root खन्, class 1, type P)

  1. to dig
    • c. 300 BCE, Pañcatantra Dharmabuddhi ca duṣṭabuddhi:
      खन्यमाने च भूभागे यादासावार्थो न दृश्यते तदा दुष्टबुद्धिः स्वशिरस्ताडयन् ससम्भ्रममब्रवीत्...
      khanyamāne ca bhūbhāge yādāsāvārtho na dṛśyate tadā duṣṭabuddhiḥ svaśirastāḍayan sasambhramamabravīt...
      having dug the plot of land and not having seen such money, Duṣṭabuddhi, knocking his own head, said with embarrassment...

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