नपात्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *népōts. Cognates include Old Persian 𐎴𐎱𐎠 (napā), Latin nepōs, Ancient Greek ἀνεψιός (anepsiós) and Old English nefa. Doublet of नप्तृ (naptṛ), that is influenced by other kinship terms suffixed with -तृ (-tṛ) (from Proto-Indo-European *-tḗr) like मातृ (mātṛ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

नपात् (nápātm

  1. descendant, offspring, son
  2. grandson (in later language restricted to this sense)
  3. name of one of the Vishvedevas
  4. path of the gods (?)

Noun[edit]

नपात् (nápātf

  1. granddaughter

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 527/2