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From Proto-Indo-Aryan *tanáwti, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *tanáwti, from Proto-Indo-European *ten- (to stretch, draw). Cognates include Ancient Greek τείνω (teínō), Latin tendō and Old English þennan.


  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /t̪ɐ.n̪ɐ́w.t̪i/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /t̪ɐˈn̪oː.t̪i/
  • Verb[edit]

    तनोति (tanóti) (cl.8 P. A1. root √tan)

    1. to extend, spread, be diffused (as light) over, shine, extend towards, reach to
    2. to be protracted, continue, endure
    3. to stretch (a cord), extend or bend (a bow), spread, spin out, weave
    4. to emboss
    5. to prepare (a way for)
    6. to direct (one's way) towards
    7. to propagate (oneself or one's family)
    8. to (spread i.e. to) speak (words)
    9. to protract
    10. to put forth, show, manifest, display, augment
    11. (mediopassive) to be put forth or extended, increase
    12. to accomplish, perform (a ceremony)
    13. to sacrifice
    14. to compose (a literary work)
    15. to render (any one thirsty, double accusative)