मृदु

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(h₂)moldus, *(h₂)m̥ldus (soft, weak). Cognates include Old Prussian maldai (boys), Old Church Slavonic младъ (mladŭ, young), Latin mollis (soft, weak), Old Armenian մեղկ (mełk, soft, weak), Ancient Greek βλαδύς (bladús, weak) and ἀμαλδύνω (amaldúnō, to weaken, destroy).

Adjective[edit]

मृदु (mṛdú)

  1. soft, delicate, tender, pliant, mild, gentle (VS. etc.)
  2. weak, feeble (AV.)
  3. slight, moderate (Suśr.)
  4. slow (gait) MBh., Kāv. etc.)
  5. (astronomy) situated in the upper apsis (Gaṇit.)

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Noun[edit]

मृदु (mṛdúm

  1. the planet Saturn (VarBṛS.)
  2. name of a king and various other men VP. (compare बिदादि (bidādi))

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Noun[edit]

मृदु (mṛduf

  1. Aloe perfoliata (L.)

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Noun[edit]

मृदु (mṛdún

  1. softness, mildness, gentleness (MBh. Kāv. etc.) (also m Pāṇ. 2-2, 8, Vārtt. 3, Pat.)

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References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0830