ध्वनि

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit ध्वनि (dhvani)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ध्वनि (dhvanif (Urdu spelling دهوني)

  1. sound, tone
    एक ऊंची ध्वनि सुनाई दी।
    A loud sound was heard.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “ध्वनि”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰwen- (to make a noise). Compare Old English dyne (English din). Related to ध्वनति (dhvanati, to sound, roar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ध्वनि (dhvaním

  1. sound, echo, noise, voice, tone, tune, thunder.
  2. the sound of a drum.
  3. empty sound without reality.
  4. word.
  5. allusion, hint, implied meaning, poetical style.

Declension[edit]

Masculine i-stem declension of ध्वनि
Nom. sg. ध्वनिः (dhvaniḥ)
Gen. sg. ध्वनेः (dhvaneḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative ध्वनिः (dhvaniḥ) ध्वनी (dhvanī) ध्वनयः (dhvanayaḥ)
Vocative ध्वने (dhvane) ध्वनी (dhvanī) ध्वनयः (dhvanayaḥ)
Accusative ध्वनिम् (dhvanim) ध्वनी (dhvanī) ध्वनीन् (dhvanīn)
Instrumental ध्वनिना (dhvaninā) ध्वनिभ्याम् (dhvanibhyām) ध्वनिभिः (dhvanibhiḥ)
Dative ध्वनये (dhvanaye) ध्वनिभ्याम् (dhvanibhyām) ध्वनिभ्यः (dhvanibhyaḥ)
Ablative ध्वनेः (dhvaneḥ) ध्वनिभ्याम् (dhvanibhyām) ध्वनिभ्यः (dhvanibhyaḥ)
Genitive ध्वनेः (dhvaneḥ) ध्वन्योः (dhvanyoḥ) ध्वनीनाम् (dhvanīnām)
Locative ध्वनौ (dhvanau) ध्वन्योः (dhvanyoḥ) ध्वनिषु (dhvaniṣu)

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 0522