बभ्रु

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *bábʰrus (beaver, mongoose), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus (beaver). Cognate with Avestan 𐬠𐬀𐬡𐬭𐬀 (baβra), Latin fiber, Lithuanian bẽbras, Old English beofor (English beaver).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

बभ्रु (babhrúm

  1. a mongoose
  2. any small brown mammal

Declension[edit]

Masculine u-stem declension of बभ्रु
Nom. sg. बभ्रुः (babhruḥ)
Gen. sg. बभ्रोः (babhroḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative बभ्रुः (babhruḥ) बभ्रू (babhrū) बभ्रवः (babhravaḥ)
Vocative बभ्रो (babhro) बभ्रू (babhrū) बभ्रवः (babhravaḥ)
Accusative बभ्रुम् (babhrum) बभ्रू (babhrū) बभ्रून् (babhrūn)
Instrumental बभ्रुना (babhrunā) बभ्रुभ्याम् (babhrubhyām) बभ्रुभिः (babhrubhiḥ)
Dative बभ्रवे (babhrave) बभ्रुभ्याम् (babhrubhyām) बभ्रुभ्यः (babhrubhyaḥ)
Ablative बभ्रोः (babhroḥ) बभ्रुभ्याम् (babhrubhyām) बभ्रुभ्यः (babhrubhyaḥ)
Genitive बभ्रोः (babhroḥ) बभ्र्वोः (babhrvoḥ) बभ्रूनाम् (babhrūnām)
Locative बभ्रौ (babhrau) बभ्र्वोः (babhrvoḥ) बभ्रुषु (babhruṣu)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 721/3