बिन्दु

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Noun[edit]

बिन्दु

  1. Devanagari script form of bindu

Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *bindú.

Noun[edit]

बिन्दु (bindúm (once n)

  1. a detached particle, drop, globule, dot, spot
  2. (with हिरण्यय (hiraṇyaya)) a pearl
  3. a drop of water taken as a measure
  4. a spot or mark of coloured paint on the body of an elephant
  5. (at the end of a compound also बिन्दुक (binduka)) the dot over a letter representing the anusvara (supposed to be connected with शिव (śiva) and of great mystical importance)
  6. a zero or cypher (in manuscripts put over an erased word to show that it ought not to be erased = "stet")
  7. a particular mark like a dot made in cauterizing
  8. a mark made by the teeth of a lover on the lips of his mistress
  9. a coloured mark made on the forehead between the eyebrows
  10. (in dramatic language) the sudden development of a secondary incident (which, like a drop of oil in water, expands and furnishes an important element in the plot)
  11. name of a man g. बिदादि (bidā-di)
  12. name of an आङ्गिरस (āṅgirasa) (author of RV. 8.83 and 9.30)
  13. name of the author of a रसपद्धति (rasa-paddhati)
  14. (in the plural) name of a warrior tribe g. दामन्यादि (dāmany-ādi)

Declension[edit]

Masculine u-stem declension of बिन्दु
Nom. sg. बिन्दुः (binduḥ)
Gen. sg. बिन्दोः (bindoḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative बिन्दुः (binduḥ) बिन्दू (bindū) बिन्दवः (bindavaḥ)
Vocative बिन्दो (bindo) बिन्दू (bindū) बिन्दवः (bindavaḥ)
Accusative बिन्दुम् (bindum) बिन्दू (bindū) बिन्दून् (bindūn)
Instrumental बिन्दुना (bindunā) बिन्दुभ्याम् (bindubhyām) बिन्दुभिः (bindubhiḥ)
Dative बिन्दवे (bindave) बिन्दुभ्याम् (bindubhyām) बिन्दुभ्यः (bindubhyaḥ)
Ablative बिन्दोः (bindoḥ) बिन्दुभ्याम् (bindubhyām) बिन्दुभ्यः (bindubhyaḥ)
Genitive बिन्दोः (bindoḥ) बिन्द्वोः (bindvoḥ) बिन्दूनाम् (bindūnām)
Locative बिन्दौ (bindau) बिन्द्वोः (bindvoḥ) बिन्दुषु (binduṣu)
Neuter u-stem declension of बिन्दु
Nom. sg. बिन्दु (bindu)
Gen. sg. बिन्दुनः (bindunaḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative बिन्दु (bindu) बिन्दुनी (bindunī) बिन्दूनि (bindūni)
Vocative बिन्दु (bindu) बिन्दुनी (bindunī) बिन्दूनि (bindūni)
Accusative बिन्दु (bindu) बिन्दुनी (bindunī) बिन्दूनि (bindūni)
Instrumental बिन्दुना (bindunā) बिन्दुभ्याम् (bindubhyām) बिन्दुभिः (bindubhiḥ)
Dative बिन्दुने (bindune) बिन्दुभ्याम् (bindubhyām) बिन्दुभ्यः (bindubhyaḥ)
Ablative बिन्दुनः (bindunaḥ) बिन्दुभ्याम् (bindubhyām) बिन्दुभ्यः (bindubhyaḥ)
Genitive बिन्दुनः (bindunaḥ) बिन्दुनोः (bindunoḥ) बिन्दूनाम् (bindūnām)
Locative बिन्दुनि (binduni) बिन्दुनोः (bindunoḥ) बिन्दुषु (binduṣu)

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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 0731