पार्ष्णि

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *persneh₂- (heel). Cognates include Ancient Greek πτέρνη (ptérnē), Latin perna, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌶𐌽𐌰 (fairzna, heel) and Persian پاشنه (pâšne, heel).

Noun[edit]

पार्ष्णि (pā́rṣṇif

  1. the heel
  2. the extremity of the fore-axle to which the outside horses of a four-horse chariot are attached (the two inner horses being harnessed to the धुर् (dhur), or chariot-pole)
  3. the rear of an army
  4. the back
  5. kick
  6. enquiry, asking
  7. a foolish or licentious woman
  8. name of a plant

Declension[edit]