खान

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Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /kʰɑːn/, [kʰä̃ːn̪]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Prakrit 𑀔𑀸𑀡𑀺 (khāṇi), 𑀔𑀸𑀡𑀻 (khāṇī), from Sanskrit खानि (khāni, mine). Doublet of खनि (khani) and खानि (khāni). Compare Punjabi ਖਾਣ (khāṇ), Gujarati ખાણ (khāṇ), ખાણી (khāṇī), Marathi खाण (khāṇ), and Bengali খাদ (khad).

Noun[edit]

खान (khānf (Urdu spelling کهان‎)

  1. mine, quarry
    मेरे पिता लोहे की खान में काम करते थे।
    mere pitā lohe kī khān mẽ kām karte the.
    My father used to work in an iron mine.
    Synonym: खदान (khadān)
  2. treasury; storehouse; repository
    Synonym: भंडार (bhaṇḍār)

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Prakrit 𑀔𑀸𑀡 (khāṇa), from Sanskrit खादन (khādana, the act of eating). Doublet of खाना (khānā) and खादन (khādan).

Noun[edit]

खान (khānm (Urdu spelling کهان‎) (now rare, chiefly in compounds)

  1. food
    खान-पानkhān-pāneating and drinking

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

खान (khānm (Urdu spelling خان‎)

  1. nuqtaless form of ख़ान (xān, khan)

Declension[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

खान (khānm or f (Urdu spelling خان‎)

  1. nuqtaless form of ख़ान (xān, A surname, equivalent to the English Khan, from Persian​.)

Declension[edit]

NOTE: This term is declined masculine or feminine according to the gender of the referent.

Further reading[edit]


Sanskrit[edit]

Alternative scripts[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reborrowed from Prakrit 𑀔𑀸𑀡 (khāṇa), which is itself from Sanskrit खादन (khādana). Doublet of खादन (khādana).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

खान (khānan

  1. eating, food
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:खान

Declension[edit]

Neuter a-stem declension of खान (khāna)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative खानम्
khānam
खाने
khāne
खानानि / खाना¹
khānāni / khānā¹
Vocative खान
khāna
खाने
khāne
खानानि / खाना¹
khānāni / khānā¹
Accusative खानम्
khānam
खाने
khāne
खानानि / खाना¹
khānāni / khānā¹
Instrumental खानेन
khānena
खानाभ्याम्
khānābhyām
खानैः / खानेभिः¹
khānaiḥ / khānebhiḥ¹
Dative खानाय
khānāya
खानाभ्याम्
khānābhyām
खानेभ्यः
khānebhyaḥ
Ablative खानात्
khānāt
खानाभ्याम्
khānābhyām
खानेभ्यः
khānebhyaḥ
Genitive खानस्य
khānasya
खानयोः
khānayoḥ
खानानाम्
khānānām
Locative खाने
khāne
खानयोः
khānayoḥ
खानेषु
khāneṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Further reading[edit]

  • Monier Williams (1899) , “खान”, in A Sanskrit–English Dictionary, [], new edition, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, OCLC 458052227, page 339.
  • Hellwig, Oliver, “khāna”, in DCS - The Digital Corpus of Sanskrit, Berlin, Germany, 2010-2021.
  • Macdonell, Arthur Anthony, “खान”, in A practical Sanskrit dictionary with transliteration, accentuation, and etymological analysis throughout, London: Oxford University Press, 1893.