महिला

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See also: महल and मह्ल

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit महिला (mahilā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /mə.ɦɪ.lɑː/, [mɐ.ɦɪ.läː]

Noun[edit]

महिला (mahilāf (Urdu spellingمَہِیلا⁩)

  1. lady, female, woman
    Synonyms: नारी (nārī), स्त्री (strī), मां समान (mā̃ samān)
    यह स्नानघर केवल महिलाओं के लिए है।
    yah snānghar keval mahilāõ ke lie hai.
    This bathroom is for ladies only.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

Nepali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

महिला (mahilā)

  1. woman, female
    Synonyms: स्त्री (strī), नारी (nārī), आइमाई (āimāī)
  2. lady
  3. ma'am

References[edit]

  • महिला”, in नेपाली बृहत् शब्दकोश (nepālī br̥hat śabdakoś) [Comprehensive Nepali Dictionary], Kathmandu: Nepal Academy, 2018
  • Schmidt, Ruth L. (1993), “महिला”, in A Practical Dictionary of Modern Nepali, Ratna Sagar

Sanskrit[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

महिला (mahilā) stemf

  1. a woman, female
  2. a woman literally or figuratively intoxicated
  3. a particularly fragrant drug
  4. name of a river

Declension[edit]

Feminine ā-stem declension of महिला (mahilā)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative महिला
mahilā
महिले
mahile
महिलाः
mahilāḥ
Vocative महिले
mahile
महिले
mahile
महिलाः
mahilāḥ
Accusative महिलाम्
mahilām
महिले
mahile
महिलाः
mahilāḥ
Instrumental महिलया / महिला¹
mahilayā / mahilā¹
महिलाभ्याम्
mahilābhyām
महिलाभिः
mahilābhiḥ
Dative महिलायै
mahilāyai
महिलाभ्याम्
mahilābhyām
महिलाभ्यः
mahilābhyaḥ
Ablative महिलायाः
mahilāyāḥ
महिलाभ्याम्
mahilābhyām
महिलाभ्यः
mahilābhyaḥ
Genitive महिलायाः
mahilāyāḥ
महिलयोः
mahilayoḥ
महिलानाम्
mahilānām
Locative महिलायाम्
mahilāyām
महिलयोः
mahilayoḥ
महिलासु
mahilāsu
Notes
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