तृष्णा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Sanskrit तृष्णा (tṛṣṇā), from Proto-Indo-European *ters- (dry).

Noun[edit]

तृष्णा (tŕṣṇāf

  1. (poetic) thirst, desire
    Synonyms: प्यास (pyās)
    • 2008, Asha Bhosle, Aise Jalta Hai Jiya
      तृष्णा पुकारे मेरी
      सुन बहरिया...
      ऐसे जलता हैं जिया
      जैसे दिया
      tŕṣṇā pukāre merī
      sun bahriyā...
      aise jaltā ha͠i jiyā
      jaise diyā
      My thirst is calling out to you
      Listen o deaf one
      My heart burns
      Like a lamp
  2. want, desire.

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *tŕ̥ṣnaH, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *tŕ̥šnas, from Proto-Indo-European *tr̥s-nó-s, from *ters- (dry). Cognates include Avestan 𐬙𐬀𐬭𐬱𐬥𐬀 (taršna), Persian تشنه (tešne), Ancient Greek τέρσομαι (térsomai), Latin terra, Old Armenian թառամիմ (tʿaṙamim, I wither), Old English þurst (English thirst). Related to तृष्यति (tṛṣyati).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

तृष्णा (tṛ́ṣṇāf

  1. thirst
  2. desire
  3. desire personified as a goddess

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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 454/1