धेनु

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *dʰa(H)inúṣ, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *dʰa(H)inúš, a derivation from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse). Cognate with Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬥𐬎(daēnu).

Pronunciation[edit]

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. (figurative) the earth

Declension[edit]

Feminine u-stem declension of धेनु (dhenú)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative धेनुः
dhenúḥ
धेनू
dhenū́
धेनवः
dhenávaḥ
Vocative धेनो
dhéno
धेनू
dhénū
धेनवः
dhénavaḥ
Accusative धेनुम्
dhenúm
धेनू
dhenū́
धेनूः
dhenū́ḥ
Instrumental धेन्वा
dhenvā̀
धेनुभ्याम्
dhenúbhyām
धेनुभिः
dhenúbhiḥ
Dative धेनवे / धेन्वे¹ / धेन्वै²
dhenáve / dhenvè¹ / dhenvaì²
धेनुभ्याम्
dhenúbhyām
धेनुभ्यः
dhenúbhyaḥ
Ablative धेनोः / धेन्वाः²
dhenóḥ / dhenvā̀ḥ²
धेनुभ्याम्
dhenúbhyām
धेनुभ्यः
dhenúbhyaḥ
Genitive धेनोः / धेन्वाः²
dhenóḥ / dhenvā̀ḥ²
धेन्वोः
dhenvóḥ
धेनूनाम्
dhenūnā́m
Locative धेनौ / धेन्वाम्²
dhenaú / dhenvā̀m²
धेन्वोः
dhenvóḥ
धेनुषु
dhenúṣu
Notes
  • ¹Less common
  • ²Later Sanskrit

Descendants[edit]

  • Maharastri Prakrit: 𑀥𑁂𑀡𑀼 (dheṇu)
  • Pali: dhenu
  • Hindi: धेनु (dhenu)
  • Telugu: ధేనువు (dhēnuvu)