प्रायः

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit प्रायः (prāyaḥ, mostly, commonly), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pélh₁us, see also Latin plūs, Ancient Greek πολύς (polús).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /pɾɑː.jə(ɦ)/, [pɾäː.jɛ(ɦ)]

Adverb[edit]

प्रायः (prāyaḥ)

  1. usually, normally
  2. nearly
    • 1962, Dr. Kailash Chandra Bhatia, ब्रजभाषा और खड़ीबोली का तुलनात्मक अध्ययन, page 6:
      ये उदाहरण इस बात के प्रमाण हैं कि 'ऋ' का विकास ईसा पूर्व ही समाप्त प्रायः था फिर भी पण्डित वर्ग के दुराग्रह से आज तक नागरी लिपि में चला आ रहा है []
      ye udāhraṇ is bāt ke pramāṇ ha͠i ki 'ŕ' kā vikās īsā pūrv hī samāpt prāyaḥ thā phir bhī paṇḍit varg ke durāgrah se āj tak nāgrī lipi mẽ calā ā rahā hai []
      These examples serve as evidence that the development of 'ऋ' (ṛ) had nearly concluded by the time of the pre-Christian era. However, due to the persistent enthusiasm of the scholarly community, it continues to exist in the Nagari script to this day.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q., editors (1997) Encyclopedia of Indo-European culture, London, Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, page 3