धातु

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See also: धातृ and धृत

Hindi[edit]

Noun[edit]

धातु (dhātuf

  1. metal, metallic element

Sanskrit[edit]

Noun[edit]

धातु (dhātum

  1. layer, stratum
  2. constituent part, ingredient
  3. element, primitive matter
  4. a constituent element or essential ingredient of the body
  5. primary element of the earth i.e. metal, mineral, ore (especially a mineral of a red colour)
  6. (grammar) verbal root

Declension[edit]

Masculine u-stem declension of धातु
Nom. sg. धातुः (dhātuḥ)
Gen. sg. धातोः (dhātoḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative धातुः (dhātuḥ) धातू (dhātū) धातवः (dhātavaḥ)
Vocative धातो (dhāto) धातू (dhātū) धातवः (dhātavaḥ)
Accusative धातुम् (dhātum) धातू (dhātū) धातून् (dhātūn)
Instrumental धातुना (dhātunā) धातुभ्याम् (dhātubhyām) धातुभिः (dhātubhiḥ)
Dative धातवे (dhātave) धातुभ्याम् (dhātubhyām) धातुभ्यः (dhātubhyaḥ)
Ablative धातोः (dhātoḥ) धातुभ्याम् (dhātubhyām) धातुभ्यः (dhātubhyaḥ)
Genitive धातोः (dhātoḥ) धात्वोः (dhātvoḥ) धातूनाम् (dhātūnām)
Locative धातौ (dhātau) धात्वोः (dhātvoḥ) धातुषु (dhātuṣu)

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 513