नभस्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *nábʰas, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *nábʰas, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos. Cognate with Latin nebula, Ancient Greek νέφος (néphos), Hittite 𒉈𒂊𒁉𒅖 (nēpis).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /n̪ɐ́.bʱɐs̪/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈn̪ɐ.bʱɐs̪/
  • Noun[edit]

    नभस् (nábhasn

    1. mist, clouds, vapour (especially of Soma juice)
    2. the sky or atmosphere (in dual: heaven and earth)
    3. ether (as an element)

    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 0527