पयस्

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See also: प्यास

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *páyHas, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peyH-. Compare Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬌𐬌𐬀𐬵 (paiiah), 𐬞𐬀𐬉𐬨𐬀𐬥 (paēman), Latvian piens, Lithuanian píenas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /pɐ́.jɐs̪/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpɐ.jɐs̪/
  • 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