दूर

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See also: देर and द्रु

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit दूर (dūra), from the Old Indo-Aryan root dūra-. Compare Persian دور (dūr), which is descended from the same root.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

दूर (dūr) (Urdu spelling دور)

  1. distant, far
    आपका कार्यालय यहाँ से कितनी दूर है।
    āpkā kāryālay yahā̃ se kitnī dūr hai.
    How far is your office from here?
    पृथ्वी से शनि बहुत दूर है।
    pŕthvī se śani bahut dūr hai.
    Saturn is very distant from the Earth.
  2. away, off
    वह सौ मीटर दूर खड़ा था।
    vah sau mīṭar dūr khaṛā thā.
    He was standing a hundred meters away.
    इन लड़कों को खेत से दूर रखो।
    in laṛkõ ko khet se dūr rakho.
    Keep these boys off the field.

Usage notes[edit]

दूर (dūr) can be considered an adverb in the same sense as it is considered an adjective.

Noun[edit]

दूर (dūr) (Urdu spelling دور)

  1. distance, remoteness
    See दूरी (dūrī) for more information.

References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “दूर”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “दूर”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dweh₂ro- (long). Cognate with Persian دور (dūr), Latin dūrō (to last) and Old Armenian երկար (erkar, long, extended).

Adjective[edit]

दूर (dūra)

  1. distant, far, long, remote

Noun[edit]

दूर (dūran

  1. distance, remoteness
  2. come from afar
  3. long way back or from a remote period

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

“Sanskrit Dictionary for Spoken Sanskrit”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 06-23-2012