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From Proto-Indo-Iranian *dʰádʰaHti, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰédʰeh₁ti, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to put, place, set). Cognates include Ancient Greek τίθημι (títhēmi), Latin faciō, Old English dōn (English do).


  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /d̪ɐ́.d̪ʱɑː.t̪i/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /d̪ɐˈd̪ʱɑː.t̪i/
  • Verb[edit]

    दधाति (dádhāti) (root धा, class 3 P)

    1. to put, place, set, lay in or on
    2. to inflict punishment on
    3. to put one's foot in another's footstep i.e. imitate
    4. to take or bring or help to
    5. to direct or fix the mind or attention upon, think of, fix or resolve upon
    6. to destine for, bestow on, present or impart to
    7. to appoint, establish, constitute
    8. to render
    9. to make, produce, generate, create, cause, effect, perform, execute
    10. to seize, take hold of, hold, bear, support, wear, put on (clothes)
    11. to accept, obtain, conceive (especially in the womb), to take pleasure or delight in
    12. to assume, have, possess, show, exhibit, incur, undergo
    13. to wish to put in or lay on
    14. to wish to give or present
    15. to wish to gain, strive after
    16. to bid defiance


    • 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 513