बीज

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Hindi[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit बीज (bī́ja). Doublet of बीआ (bīā), a tadbhava.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /biːd͡ʒ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

बीज (bījm (Urdu spelling بیج‎)

  1. seed, seedling
  2. nucleus (clarification of this definition is needed)
    Synonym: नाभिक (nābhik)
  3. kernel

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Old Marathi[edit]

Noun[edit]

बीज (bījan

  1. Devanagari script form of 𑘤𑘲𑘕

Declension[edit]

Declension of बीज
singular plural
direct बीज (bīja) बिजें (bijeṃ)
oblique बिजा (bijā) बिजां (bijāṃ)
instrumental बिजें (bijeṃ) बिजीं (bijīṃ)
locative बिजी (bijī) बिजीं (bijīṃ)

Pali[edit]

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Noun[edit]

बीज n

  1. Devanagari script form of bīja

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Rajasthani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit बीज (bīja).

Noun[edit]

बीज (bīj?

  1. seed
  2. sprout
  3. semen

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Further reading[edit]

  • Bhanwar Lal Suthar and Sukhveer Singh Gahlot (1998), Rajasthani-Hindi-English Dictionary, page 240. Jodhpur: Bharat Printers (Press).

Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *bíHȷ́am (seed, semen). Cognate with Sogdian [script needed] (byz'k, seed, semen), Parachi bīz (seed-corn).

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Noun[edit]

बीज (bī́jan

  1. seed
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 5.53.13:
      येन तोकाय तनयाय धान्यं बीजं वहध्वे अक्षितम् ।
      अस्मभ्यं तद्धत्तन यद्व ईमहे राधो विश्वायु सौभगम् ॥
      yena tokāya tanayāya dhānyaṃ bījaṃ vahadhve akṣitam .
      asmabhyaṃ taddhattana yadva īmahe rādho viśvāyu saubhagam .
      Grant to us the bounty, that which we implore, through which, for child and progeny,
      Ye give the seed of corn that does not die, and bliss that reaches to all life.
  2. semen
  3. grain
  4. origin
    • c. 400 BCE, Bhagavad Gītā 7.10:
      बीजं मां सर्वभूतानां सनातनम्
      bījaṃ māṃ sarvabhūtānāṃ sanātanam
      The origin I am of all beings, everlasting

Declension[edit]

Neuter a-stem declension of बीज (bī́ja)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative बीजम्
bī́jam
बीजे
bī́je
बीजानि / बीजा¹
bī́jāni / bī́jā¹
Vocative बीज
bī́ja
बीजे
bī́je
बीजानि / बीजा¹
bī́jāni / bī́jā¹
Accusative बीजम्
bī́jam
बीजे
bī́je
बीजानि / बीजा¹
bī́jāni / bī́jā¹
Instrumental बीजेन
bī́jena
बीजाभ्याम्
bī́jābhyām
बीजैः / बीजेभिः¹
bī́jaiḥ / bī́jebhiḥ¹
Dative बीजाय
bī́jāya
बीजाभ्याम्
bī́jābhyām
बीजेभ्यः
bī́jebhyaḥ
Ablative बीजात्
bī́jāt
बीजाभ्याम्
bī́jābhyām
बीजेभ्यः
bī́jebhyaḥ
Genitive बीजस्य
bī́jasya
बीजयोः
bī́jayoḥ
बीजानाम्
bī́jānām
Locative बीजे
bī́je
बीजयोः
bī́jayoḥ
बीजेषु
bī́jeṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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