पर्जन्य

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)pregh- ‎(to scatter, to jerk), see also Old Irish arg ‎(a drop), Lithuanian sprogti ‎(a bud, a shoot), Swedish sprygg ‎(active, brisk), Old Norse freknur ‎(speckles), Avestan [script needed] ‎(fra-sparega, twig, branch, something jerked off of a tree).

Noun[edit]

पर्जन्य ‎(parjányam

  1. rain-cloud, cloud
  2. rain

Declension[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

पर्जन्य ‎(Parjányam

  1. rain personified or the god of rain (often identified with Indra)
  2. name of one of the 12 Adityas
  3. name of a gandharva
  4. name of a rishi in several Manvantaras
  5. name of a Prajapati

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 0606