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See also: , , भृ, भा, and भी



Borrowing from Sanskrit भू (bhū).



भू (bhūf

  1. the Earth
    Synonyms: पृथ्वी (pŕthvī), धरती (dhartī)
  2. land, earth
    Synonyms: भूमि (bhūmi), ज़मीन (zamīn)

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Etymology 1[edit]


भू (bhū́f

  1. the act of becoming or arising
  2. the place of being, space, world or universe
  3. the earth (as constituting one of the 3 worlds, and therefore a symbolical name for the number 'one')
  4. earth (as a substance), ground, soil, land, landed property
  5. floor, pavement
  6. a place, spot, piece of ground
  7. the base of any geometrical figure
  8. object, matter
  9. a sacrificial fire
Feminine ū-stem declension of भू
Nom. sg. भूः (bhūḥ)
Gen. sg. भुवाः / भुवः (bhuvāḥ / bhuvaḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative भूः (bhūḥ) भुवौ (bhuvau) भुवः (bhuvaḥ)
Vocative भूः (bhūḥ) भुवौ (bhuvau) भुवः (bhuvaḥ)
Accusative भुवम् (bhuvam) भुवौ (bhuvau) भुवः (bhuvaḥ)
Instrumental भुवा (bhuvā) भूभ्याम् (bhūbhyām) भूभिः (bhūbhiḥ)
Dative भुवै / भुवे (bhuvai / bhuve) भूभ्याम् (bhūbhyām) भूभ्यः (bhūbhyaḥ)
Ablative भुवाः / भुवः (bhuvāḥ / bhuvaḥ) भूभ्याम् (bhūbhyām) भूभ्यः (bhūbhyaḥ)
Genitive भुवाः / भुवः (bhuvāḥ / bhuvaḥ) भुवोः (bhuvoḥ) भूनाम् / भुवाम् (bhūnām / bhuvām)
Locative भुवि / भुवाम् (bhuvi / bhuvām) भुवोः (bhuvoḥ) भूषु (bhūṣu)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to appear, become, rise up). Cognates include Ancient Greek φύω (phúō), Avestan 𐬠𐬎 (bu), Latin fui and Old English beon (English be).


भू (√bhū). Lemma: भवति (bhavati)

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  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 760