देखना

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Hindi[edit]

Hindi verb set
दिखना (dikhnā)
देखना (dekhnā)
दिखाना (dikhānā)
दिखवाना (dikhvānā)

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀤𑁂𑀓𑁆𑀔𑀤𑀺 (dekkhadi), from Ashokan Prakrit 𑀤𑁂𑀔𑀢𑀺 (dekhati /dekkhati/), 𑀤𑀔𑀢𑀺 (dakhati /dakkhati/), from Sanskrit *देक्षति (dekṣati), *दृक्षति (dṛkṣati), somehow related to the root दृश् (dṛś). Cognate with Nepali देख्नु (dekhnu), Bengali দেখা (dekha).

Turner suggests that -e- developed from analogy with Sanskrit प्रेक्षते (prekṣate, to see).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /d̪eːkʰ.nɑː/, [d̪eːkʰ.n̪äː]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

देखना (dekhnā) (transitive, Urdu spelling دیکھنا‎)

  1. to see, look, watch
    तू क्या देख रहा है?tū kyā dekh rahā hai?What are you looking at?
  2. to consider, ponder
  3. to meet
    Synonym: मिलना (milnā)
  4. to look after, take care
    Synonyms: ध्यान रखना (dhyān rakhnā), सम्हलना (samhalnā)

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) , “*dr̥kṣati”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hardev Bahri (2013) , “देखना”, in राजपाल हिंदी शब्दकोश, Rajpal and Sons, →ISBN