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


दधाति (dádhāti) (cl.3 P. A1. root dhā)

  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