परशु

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peleḱus (axe), perhaps borrowed from Akkadian [script needed] (pilaqqu), from Sumerian [script needed] (balag, axe); compare Arabic فلقة (falaqa, to split apart).

Cognate with Ancient Greek πέλεκυς (pélekus, axe), and German Beil (axe).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

परशु (paraśum

  1. hatchet
  2. axe

Declension[edit]

Masculine u-stem declension of परशु
Nom. sg. परशुः (paraśuḥ)
Gen. sg. परशोः (paraśoḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative परशुः (paraśuḥ) परशू (paraśū) परशवः (paraśavaḥ)
Vocative परशो (paraśo) परशू (paraśū) परशवः (paraśavaḥ)
Accusative परशुम् (paraśum) परशू (paraśū) परशून् (paraśūn)
Instrumental परशुना (paraśunā) परशुभ्याम् (paraśubhyām) परशुभिः (paraśubhiḥ)
Dative परशवे (paraśave) परशुभ्याम् (paraśubhyām) परशुभ्यः (paraśubhyaḥ)
Ablative परशोः (paraśoḥ) परशुभ्याम् (paraśubhyām) परशुभ्यः (paraśubhyaḥ)
Genitive परशोः (paraśoḥ) परश्वोः (paraśvoḥ) परशूनाम् (paraśūnām)
Locative परशौ (paraśau) परश्वोः (paraśvoḥ) परशुषु (paraśuṣu)

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 589/2