खादति

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Armenian խածանեմ (xacanem).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʰɑː.d̪ɐ.t̪i/

Verb[edit]

खादति (khā́dati)

  1. to chew, bite, eat, devour, feed, prey upon
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 1.64.7
      महिषासो मायिनश्चित्रभानवो गिरयो न स्वतवसो रघुष्यदः ।
      मृगा इव हस्तिनः खादथा वना यदारुणीषु तविषीरयुग्ध्वम् ॥
      mahiṣāso māyinaścitrabhānavo girayo na svatavaso raghuṣyadaḥ .
      mṛgā iva hastinaḥ khādathā vanā yadāruṇīṣu taviṣīrayugdhvam .
      Mighty, with wondrous power and marvellously bright, selfstrong like mountains, ye glide swiftly on your way.
      Like the wild elephants ye eat the forests up when ye assume your strength among the bright red flames.
    • c. 1200 BCE – 1000 BCE, Atharvaveda
    • c. 1200 BCE – 1000 BCE, Yajurveda
  2. to hurt
  3. to ruin
  4. (causative) to cause to be eaten or devoured by (+ instrumental)
  5. (desiderative) to desire to eat

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References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 339