देवृ

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See also: देव, दैव, and द्व

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dayh₂wḗr (brother-in-law, huband’s brother). Cognate with Latin levir, Ancient Greek δᾱήρ (dāḗr), Old English tācor, Russian деверь (déver’), Lithuanian dieveris. Variants: देवर (devara) and देवन् (devan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

देवृ (devṛ́m

  1. woman's brother-in-law, husband's brother (especially his younger brother)
  2. current husband of a previously married woman

Declension[edit]

Masculine ṛ-stem declension of देवृ (devṛ́)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative देवा
devā́
देवरौ / देवरा¹
devárau / devárā¹
देवरः
deváraḥ
Vocative देवः
dévaḥ
देवरौ / देवरा¹
dévarau / dévarā¹
देवरः
dévaraḥ
Accusative देवरम्
deváram
देवरौ / देवरा¹
devárau / devárā¹
देवॄन्
devṝ́n
Instrumental देव्रा
devrā́
देवृभ्याम्
devṛ́bhyām
देवृभिः
devṛ́bhiḥ
Dative देव्रे
devré
देवृभ्याम्
devṛ́bhyām
देवृभ्यः
devṛ́bhyaḥ
Ablative देवुः
devúḥ
देवृभ्याम्
devṛ́bhyām
देवृभ्यः
devṛ́bhyaḥ
Genitive देवुः
devúḥ
देव्रोः
devróḥ
देवॄणाम्
devṝṇā́m
Locative देवरि
devári
देव्रोः
devróḥ
देवृषु
devṛ́ṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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 496/2