दगड

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Marathi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Kannada ದಕ್ಕಡ (dakkaḍa).

Noun[edit]

दगड (dagaḍm

  1. stone
    Synonyms: पत्थर (patthar), शिला (śilā)

Usage notes[edit]

This word is a member of a class of related words used to express with contempt that an object or a person has no worth. Other words in this class include: दगडमाती (dagaḍmātī), धोंडा (dhoṇḍā), माती (mātī), शेण (śeṇ), झ्याट (jhyāṭ), कपाळ (kapāḷ).

त्याला काय येतंदगड!
tyālā kāy yetam…dagaḍ!
He can't do anything!
(literally, “What comes to him …nothing!”)

References[edit]

  • James Thomas Molesworth (1857), “दगड”, in A dictionary, Marathi and English, Bombay: Printed for government at the Bombay Education Society's Press
  • Shankar Gopal Tulpule and Anne Feldhau (1999), “दगड”, in A Dictionary of Old Marathi, Mumbai: Popular Prakashan