छाया

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit छाया (chāyā́).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /t͡ʃʰɑː.jɑː/, [t͡ʃʰäː.jäː]

Noun[edit]

छाया (chāyāf (Urdu spelling چھایا‎)

  1. shade, a shady place
    तुम्हें छाया में बैठना चाहिए, क्योंकि बहुत गर्मी है।
    tumhẽ chāyā mẽ baiṭhnā cāhie, kyoṅki bahut garmī hai.
    You should sit in the shade, because it is very hot.
    Synonym: छाँव (chā̃v)
  2. shadow, silhouette
    पृथ्वी की छाया चन्द्रमा पर है।
    pŕthvī kī chāyā candramā par hai.
    The earth's shadow is on the moon.
    Synonym: परछाई (parchāī)
  3. (rare) apparition, spectre
  4. (rare) refuge, protection, shelter

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit छाया (chāyā́).

Noun[edit]

छाया f

  1. Devanagari script form of chāyā

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Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *śćaHyáH, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *śćaHyáH, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱeh₃ih₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

छाया (chāyā́f

  1. shadow; shade; shady place
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 6.16.38:
      उप च्छायामिव घृणेरगन्म शर्म ते वयम् ।
      upa cchāyāmiva ghṛṇeraganma śarma te vayam .
      To thee for shelter are we come, as to the shade from fervent heat
  2. reflection
  3. shading or blending of colours; play of light or colour

Declension[edit]

Feminine ā-stem declension of छाया (chāyā́)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative छाया
chāyā́
छाये
chāyé
छायाः
chāyā́ḥ
Vocative छाये
chā́ye
छाये
chā́ye
छायाः
chā́yāḥ
Accusative छायाम्
chāyā́m
छाये
chāyé
छायाः
chāyā́ḥ
Instrumental छायया / छाया¹
chāyáyā / chāyā́¹
छायाभ्याम्
chāyā́bhyām
छायाभिः
chāyā́bhiḥ
Dative छायायै
chāyā́yai
छायाभ्याम्
chāyā́bhyām
छायाभ्यः
chāyā́bhyaḥ
Ablative छायायाः
chāyā́yāḥ
छायाभ्याम्
chāyā́bhyām
छायाभ्यः
chāyā́bhyaḥ
Genitive छायायाः
chāyā́yāḥ
छाययोः
chāyáyoḥ
छायानाम्
chāyā́nām
Locative छायायाम्
chāyā́yām
छाययोः
chāyáyoḥ
छायासु
chāyā́su
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Borrowed terms[edit]

  • Bengali: ছায়া (chaẏa)
  • Hindi: छाया (chāyā)
  • Telugu: ఛాయ (chāya)
  • Urdu: چھایا(chāyā)

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