धेनु

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *dʰa(H)inús.

Adjective[edit]

धेनु (dhenú)

  1. milch, yielding or giving milk

Noun[edit]

धेनु (dhenúf

  1. a milk cow or any cow
  2. any offering or present to Brahmans instead or in the shape of a cow
  3. (figuratively) the earth

Declension[edit]

Feminine u-stem declension of धेनु
Nom. sg. धेनुः(dhenuḥ)
Gen. sg. धेनधेन्वाः / धेनोः(dhenadhenvāḥ / dhenoḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative धेनुः(dhenuḥ) धेनू(dhenū) धेनवः(dhenavaḥ)
Vocative धेनो(dheno) धेनू(dhenū) धेनवः(dhenavaḥ)
Accusative धेनुम्(dhenum) धेनू(dhenū) धेनूः(dhenūḥ)
Instrumental धेन्वा(dhenvā) धेनुभ्याम्(dhenubhyām) धेनुभिः(dhenubhiḥ)
Dative धेन्वै / धेनवे(dhenvai / dhenave) धेनुभ्याम्(dhenubhyām) धेनुभ्यः(dhenubhyaḥ)
Ablative धेनधेन्वाः / धेनोः(dhenadhenvāḥ / dhenoḥ) धेनुभ्याम्(dhenubhyām) धेनुभ्यः(dhenubhyaḥ)
Genitive धेनधेन्वाः / धेनोः(dhenadhenvāḥ / dhenoḥ) धेन्वोः(dhenvoḥ) धेनूनाम्(dhenūnām)
Locative धेन्वाम् / धेनौ(dhenvām / dhenau) धेन्वोः(dhenvoḥ) धेनुषु(dhenuṣu)