दूर

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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।
    How far is your office from here?
    पृथ्वी से शनि बहुत दूर है।
    Saturn is very distant from the Earth.
  2. away, off
    वह सौ मीटर दूर खड़ा था।
    He was standing a hundred meters away.
    इन लड़कों को खेत से दूर रखो।
    Keep these boys off the field.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

दूर (dūrf — Urdu spelling: دور

  1. distance, remoteness
    See दूरी for more information.

References[edit]

  • दूर in Bahri, Hardev (1989), Learners' Hindi-English dictionary (Delhi: Rajpal & Sons)
  • McGregor, R.S, ed. The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, Oxford university press. 1993

Sanskrit[edit]

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

References[edit]

"Sanskrit Dictionary for Spoken Sanskrit", URL accessed on 06-23-2012.