पहला

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Hindi[edit]

Hindi numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: एक (ek)
    Ordinal: पहला (pahlā), पहिला (pahilā), प्रथम (pratham)
    Fractional: पूरा (pūrā)

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Apabhramsa पहिल (pahila), from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀧𑀳𑀺𑀮 (pahila), from Ashokan Prakrit *𑀧𑁆𑀭𑀣𑀺𑀮𑁆𑀮 (*prathilla). Sanskrit प्रथम (prathamá, first) was reanalyzed as having an ordinal suffix -म (-ma), which was replaced by Middle Indo-Aryan -𑀇𑀮𑁆𑀮- (-illa-).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /pəɦ.lɑː/, [pɛɦ.l̪äː]

Adjective[edit]

पहला (pahlā) (Urdu spelling پہلا‎) (ordinal number)

  1. first
    Synonym: प्रथम (pratham)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ L. A. Schwarzschild (1962), “'First,' 'Second' and 'Third' in Middle Indo-Aryan”, in Journal of the American Oriental Society[1], volume 82, issue 4, American Oriental Society, pages 517-522