बिजली

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀯𑀺𑀚𑁆𑀚𑀼𑀮𑀻 (vijjulī), 𑀯𑀺𑀚𑁆𑀚𑀼𑀮𑀺𑀆 (vijjuliā), from Sanskrit विद्युल्लता (vidyullatā, forked lightning), from विद्युत् (vidyut, lightning) + लता (latā, creeper, vine, liana), with the shape of the lightning being compared to a creeper.[1][2] Cognate with Assamese বিজুলী (bizuli).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /bɪd͡ʒ.liː/, [bɪd͡ʒ.l̪iː]

Noun[edit]

बिजली (bijlīf (Urdu spelling بجلی‎)

  1. electricity
    बिजली जानाbijlī jānāfor the lights to go out
  2. lightning, thunder
    बिजली कड़कड़ानाbijlī kaṛakṛānāto thunder
    बिजली गिरनाbijlī girnāfor lightning to strike

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Pashto: بجلي

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pischel, Richard, Comparative Grammar Of The Prakrit Languages (published 1957), Varanasi: Motilal Banarasidass, 1900.
  2. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) , “vidyullatā(11745)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press.