छाया

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit छाया ‎(chāyā).

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.
  2. shadow, silhouette
    पृथ्वी की छाया चन्द्रमा पर है।
    pŕthvī kī chāyā candramā par hai.
    The earth's shadow is on the moon.
  3. (rare) apparition, spectre
  4. (rare) refuge, protection, shelter

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • John T. Platts, “A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English”[1], retrieved 09-21-2012
  • Hardev Bahri, “Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary”[2], retrieved 09-21-2012

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

छाया f

  1. shade
  2. shadow

Declension[edit]


Sanskrit[edit]

Noun[edit]

छाया ‎(chāyāf

  1. shadow
  2. shade; shady place
  3. reflection
  4. shading or blending of colours; play of light or colour

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • [3] definition from Sanskrit Dictionary for Spoken Sanskrit