पयस्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peyH-, *poyH-. Compare Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬉𐬨𐬀𐬥 (paēman), Latvian piens, Lithuanian píenas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

पयस् (páyasn

  1. any fluid or juice, especially:
    1. milk
      Synonyms: क्षीर (kṣīra), दुग्ध (dugdha)
    2. water or rain
  2. semen, (metaphorically) vital spirit, power, strength

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 585