दन्त

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Generalized from the oblique case stem of दत् ‎(dát) (nominative singular dán).

Noun[edit]

दन्त ‎(dántan, m

  1. tooth (RV. VI, 75, 11, AV. etc.)
  2. the number 32 (Gaṇit.)
  3. an elephant's tusk, ivory (MBh., R. etc.)
  4. the point (of an arrow? अथरी ‎(atharī́)) (RV. IV, 6, 8)
  5. the peak or ridge of a mountain (Haravij. IV, 32, Dharmaśarm. VII, 32)
  6. arbour (Śiś. IV, 40)
  7. a pin used in playing a lute (Haravij. I, 9)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Neuter-gendered form occurs in Rāmāyaṇa VI, 82, 28.

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 0468