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See also: दूर and द्रु



From Persian دير (der), from Old Persian 𐎭𐎼𐎥 (darga). Related to Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬔𐬀 (darǝga-, long) and Sanskrit दीर्घ (dīrgha, long (in time or space)).


देर (derf (Urdu spelling دير)

  1. a period of time; a while
    कुछ देर के बाद, मैं घर जा गया।
    kuch der ke bād, ma͠i ghar jā gayā.
    After a while, I went home.
  2. delay, hold-up (also देरी (derī))
    मुझे कार्यालय में थोड़ी सी देर हो गई।
    mujhe kāryālay mẽ thoṛī sī der ho gaī.
    I was slightly delayed in the office.
    देर आये दुरुस्त आये।
    der āye durust āye.
    (Prov.) Better late than never.

Usage notes[edit]

  • देर (der) can be considered an adverb in the same sense as it is considered an adjective (see देर से (der se)).


  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “देर”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “देर”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.



From Sanskrit देवर (devara).


देर (dēr) (Latin script der, Kannada script ದೇರ್)

  1. a woman's brother-in-law


Declension of देर
singular plural
ergative देरान (derān) देरान्नि (derānni)
nominative देर (der) देरा (derā)
vocative देरा (derā) देरान्नो (derānno)
accusative/dative देराक (derāk) देरांक (derānk)
superessive देरार/देराचेर (derār/derācer) देरान्चेर (derāncer)
instrumental देरानि (derāni) देरान्नि (derānni)
ablative देरात्ल्यान (derātlyān) देरान्त्ल्यान (derāntlyān)
Genitive declension of देर
masculine object feminine object
singular plural singular plural
singular subject देराचो (derātso) देराचे (derāce) देराचि (derāci) देराचि (derāci)
plural subject देरान्चो (derāntso) देरान्चे (derānce) देरान्चि (derānci) देरान्चि (derānci)