देवर

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit देवर (devara), from Proto-Indo-European *dayh₂wḗr. Cognate with Russian деверь (déver’), Lithuanian dieveris.

Noun[edit]

देवर (devarm (Urdu spelling دیور)

  1. brother-in-law (husband's brother)

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dayh₂wḗr. Cognate with Latin levir, Ancient Greek δᾱήρ (dāḗr), Old English tācor, Russian деверь (déver’), Lithuanian dieveris. Variants: देवृ (devṛ) and देवन् (devan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

देवर (devaram

  1. woman's brother-in-law, husband's brother
  2. woman’s partner
    1. husband
    2. lover

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of देवर
Nom. sg. देवरः (devaraḥ)
Gen. sg. देवरस्य (devarasya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative देवरः (devaraḥ) देवरौ (devarau) देवराः (devarāḥ)
Vocative देवर (devara) देवरौ (devarau) देवराः (devarāḥ)
Accusative देवरम् (devaram) देवरौ (devarau) देवरान् (devarān)
Instrumental देवरेन (devarena) देवराभ्याम् (devarābhyām) देवरैः (devaraiḥ)
Dative देवराय (devarāya) देवराभ्याम् (devarābhyām) देवरेभ्यः (devarebhyaḥ)
Ablative देवरात् (devarāt) देवराभ्याम् (devarābhyām) देवरेभ्यः (devarebhyaḥ)
Genitive देवरस्य (devarasya) देवरयोः (devarayoḥ) देवरानाम् (devarānām)
Locative देवरे (devare) देवरयोः (devarayoḥ) देवरेषु (devareṣu)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 495/3