नामन्

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See also: निम्न

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Hnā́ma, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hnā́ma, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name). Cognate with Ancient Greek ὄνομα (ónoma), Latin nōmen, Avestan 𐬥𐬁𐬨𐬀𐬥 (nāman), Old Persian 𐎴𐎠𐎶 (n-a-m /nāma/) (whence Persian نام (nâm)), Hittite 𒆷𒀀𒈠𒀭 (lāman), Old English nama (whence English name).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /n̪ɑ́ː.mɐn̪/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈn̪ɑː.mɐn̪/
  • Noun[edit]

    नामन् (nā́mann

    1. name, personal name, appellation
      नाम अधात्nā́ma ádhāthe gave a name
      (with √kṛ or √vi-dhā) — to call by a name
    2. a characteristic mark or sign, form, nature, kind, manner
    3. merely the name (as opposed to reality; compare नामधारक (nāmadhāraka), नाममात्र (nāmamātra), नामशेष (nāmaśeṣa) etc.)
    4. (grammar) a noun (as opposed to a verb)
    5. substance, essence (in the mīmāṃsā philosophy opposed to guṇa, accidental quality)
    6. a good or great name, renown, fame (only at the end of a compound; compare श्वनामन् (śvanāman), सुमन्तुनामन् (sumantunāman))

    Declension[edit]

    Neuter an-stem declension of नामन् (nā́man)
    Singular Dual Plural
    Nominative नाम
    nā́ma
    नाम्नी / नामनी
    nā́mnī / nā́manī
    नामानि
    nā́māni
    Vocative नामन् / नाम
    nā́man / nā́ma
    नाम्नी / नामनी
    nā́mnī / nā́manī
    नामानि
    nā́māni
    Accusative नाम
    nā́ma
    नाम्नी / नामनी
    nā́mnī / nā́manī
    नामानि
    nā́māni
    Instrumental नाम्ना
    nā́mnā
    नामभ्याम्
    nā́mabhyām
    नामभिः
    nā́mabhiḥ
    Dative नाम्ने
    nā́mne
    नामभ्याम्
    nā́mabhyām
    नामभ्यः
    nā́mabhyaḥ
    Ablative नाम्नः
    nā́mnaḥ
    नामभ्याम्
    nā́mabhyām
    नामभ्यः
    nā́mabhyaḥ
    Genitive नाम्नः
    nā́mnaḥ
    नाम्नोः
    nā́mnoḥ
    नाम्नाम्
    nā́mnām
    Locative नाम्नि / नामनि
    nā́mni / nā́mani
    नाम्नोः
    nā́mnoḥ
    नामसु
    nā́masu

    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 536