छाया

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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.
    Synonyms: 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.
    Synonyms: परछाई (parchāī)
  3. (rare) apparition, spectre
  4. (rare) refuge, protection, shelter

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Platts, John T. (1884), “छाया”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.
  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “छाया”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit छाया (chāyā).

Noun[edit]

छाया f

  1. shade
  2. shadow

Declension[edit]


Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *skéh₂ih₂ (shade, shadow). Cognate with Ancient Greek σκιά (skiá), Albanian hie, Persian سایه, Tocharian B skiyo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /t͡ɕʰɑː.jɑ́ː/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ɕʰɑː.jɑː/
  • Noun[edit]

    छाया (chāyā́f

    1. shadow
    2. shade; shady place
    3. reflection
    4. 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

    Descendants[edit]

    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 406/1