दिल्ली

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly from one of the following: Sanskrit डिल्लि (ḍilli)/डिल्ली (ḍillī); Apabhramsha ढिल्ली (first attested in a literary work from 1132 CE); a feminine form of दिल (dil, hillock) that changed to दिल्ली (dillī) over time; a corrupted form of देहली (dehlī) or दहलीज़ (dahlīz); or from धिलु (dhilu) or दिलु (dilu), the name of a former king by tradition. Some sources also say that the word is related to a loose pillar termed ढील (ḍhīl), which is from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀠𑀺𑀮𑁆𑀮 (ḍhilla). Compare Maharastri Prakrit 𑀠𑀺𑀮𑁆𑀮𑀻 (ḍhillī, Delhi) and Old Marathi 𑘛𑘲𑘩𑘲 (ḍhīlī, Delhi).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /d̪ɪl.liː/, [d̪ɪl̪.l̪iː]

Proper noun[edit]

दिल्ली (dillīf (Urdu spelling دلّی‎)

  1. Delhi (a megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital New Delhi)
    भारत के प्रधान मंत्री दिल्ली प्रांत में रहते हैं।
    bhārat ke pradhān mantrī dillī prānt mẽ rahte ha͠i.
    The prime minister of India lives in Delhi.
    दिल्लीवालाdillīvālāDelhiite

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Proper noun[edit]

दिल्ली (dillī) (Latin script ?, Kannada script ?)

  1. Delhi (a megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital New Delhi)