पुर्

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(t)pl̥H (city, fortress, stronghold). Cognate with Ancient Greek πτόλις (ptólis), πόλις (pólis), Lithuanian pilis, Latvian pils.

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Noun[edit]

पुर् (púrf

  1. stronghold, fortress
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 7.95.1
      प्र क्षोदसा धायसा सस्र एषा सरस्वती धरुणमायसी पूः
      pra kṣodasā dhāyasā sasra eṣā sarasvatī dharuṇamāyasī pūḥ.
      THIS stream Sarasvatī with fostering current comes forth, our sure defence, our fort of iron.
  2. city, town
  3. rampart, wall
  4. castle

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