घंटा

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Garhwali[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Khasa Prakrit [Term?] (compare Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀖𑀁𑀝 (ghaṃṭa)), from Sanskrit घण्टा f (ghaṇṭā).

Noun[edit]

घंटा (ghaṇṭām

  1. hour

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀖𑀁𑀝 (ghaṃṭa), from Sanskrit घण्टा (ghaṇṭā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

घंटा (ghaṇṭām (Urdu spelling گھنٹہ‎)

  1. hour
    कितने घंटे हुए हैं?kitne ghaṇṭe hue ha͠i?How many hours have passed?
  2. clock
  3. bell, gong

Declension[edit]


Nepali[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit घण्टा (ghaṇṭā)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

घंटा (ghaṇṭā)

  1. hour
  2. bell, gong
  3. (offensive, mildly vulgar) dick, cock
  4. (mildly vulgar) pathetic, worthless
    कस्तो घंटा जस्तो गाडी रहेछ।
    kasto ghaṇṭā jasto gāḍī rahecha.
    The vehicle sucks. (lit. What a pathetic vehicle.)

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ घंटा”, in नेपाली बृहत् शब्दकोश (Nepālī Br̥hat Śabdakoś) [Comprehensive Nepali Dictionary], Kathmandu: Nepal Academy, 2018