जीन

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Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /d͡ʒiːn/, [d͡ʒĩːn̪]
  • Rhymes: -iːn

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

जीन (jīnf or m

  1. nuqtaless form of ज़ीन (zīn)

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English gene, from German Gen.

Noun[edit]

जीन (jīnm (Urdu spelling جِین‎)

  1. gene
    Synonyms: वंशाणु (vanśāṇu), पित्रैक (pitraik) (less common)

Old Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persian زین(zīn). Compare Old Punjabi ਜੀਨੁ (jīnu), Middle Bengali জীন (jina).

Noun[edit]

जीन (jīna)

  1. saddle
    • c. 1420, Kabīr, Kabīr Vāṇī 29.1:
      दे मुहुरा लगांम पहरांउं
      सिकली जीन गगन दौरांउं
      de muhurā lagā̃ma paharā̃ũ
      sikalī jīna gagana daurā̃ũ
      having fixed the bit, I shall put the bridle
      [seated] in firm saddle

Descendants[edit]

  • Hindustani: zīn
    Hindi: ज़ीन
    Urdu: زِین

Further reading[edit]

  • Jaroslav Strnad (2013) Morphology and Syntax of Old Hindī : Edition and Analysis of One Hundred Kabīr Vānī Poems From Rājasthān (Brill's Indological Library; 45), Leiden, OCLC 853683653, page 534