पृच्छति

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *pr̥śćáti, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *pr̥šćáti, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥sḱéti (to ask). Cognates include Avestan 𐬞𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬯𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌(pərəsaiti), Old Persian 𐎳𐎼𐎰- (fraθ-), Old Armenian հարցանեմ (harcʿanem), Latin posco, Old English frignan, Russian просить (prosit’).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /pr̩t.t͡ɕʰɐ́.t̪i/, [pr̩t̚.t͡ɕʰɐ́.t̪i]
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpr̩t.t͡ɕʰɐ.t̪i/, [ˈpr̩t̚.t͡ɕʰɐ.t̪i]

Verb[edit]

पृच्छति (pṛccháti) (root प्रछ्, class 6 P) (Vedic pṛścáti)

  1. to ask, question, interrogate (+ accusative)
  2. to ask after inquire about (+ accusative)
  3. to ask or interrogate any one (accusative) about anything
  4. (astrology) to consult the future
  5. (with नामतो मातरम् (nāmato mātaram)) to inquire about one's (genitive) mother's name
  6. (with (na)) not to trouble oneself with
  7. to seek, wish, long for
  8. to ask, demand, beg, entreat (+ accusative)
  9. (passive) to be asked or questioned about

Descendants[edit]