मोह

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀫𑁄𑀳 (moha), from Sanskrit मोह (móha).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

मोह (mohm

  1. bewilderment, infatuation, attachment
  2. love, charm

Declension[edit]

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Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

मोह m

  1. stupidity
  2. delusion

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *máwźʰas, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *máwǰʰas, from *mawǰʰ- ~ *mawgʰ- (to err, to be foolish, to deviate). Cognate with Avestan 𐬆𐬴𐬆𐬨𐬀𐬊𐬖𐬀(əṣ̌əmaoγa, teacher of false doctrines), Middle Persian 'hl-mwg'n (heretics).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

मोह (móham

  1. loss of consciousness, bewilderment, perplexity, distraction, infatuation, delusion, error, folly
  2. fainting, stupefaction, a swoon.
  3. (in phil.) darkness or delusion of mind (preventing the discernment of truth and leading men to believe in the reality of worldly objects)
  4. (with Buddhists) ignorance (one of the three roots of vice Dharmas. 139)
  5. a magical art employed to bewilder an enemy (= मोहन).
  6. wonder, amazement.
  7. Infatuation personified (as the offspring of ब्रह्मा).

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of मोह (móha)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative मोहः
móhaḥ
मोहौ
móhau
मोहाः / मोहासः¹
móhāḥ / móhāsaḥ¹
Vocative मोह
móha
मोहौ
móhau
मोहाः / मोहासः¹
móhāḥ / móhāsaḥ¹
Accusative मोहम्
móham
मोहौ
móhau
मोहान्
móhān
Instrumental मोहेन
móhena
मोहाभ्याम्
móhābhyām
मोहैः / मोहेभिः¹
móhaiḥ / móhebhiḥ¹
Dative मोहाय
móhāya
मोहाभ्याम्
móhābhyām
मोहेभ्यः
móhebhyaḥ
Ablative मोहात्
móhāt
मोहाभ्याम्
móhābhyām
मोहेभ्यः
móhebhyaḥ
Genitive मोहस्य
móhasya
मोहयोः
móhayoḥ
मोहानाम्
móhānām
Locative मोहे
móhe
मोहयोः
móhayoḥ
मोहेषु
móheṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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Descendants[edit]

  • Konkani: मोग (mog)
  • Kannada: ಮೋಹ (mōha)
  • Tamil: மோகம் (mōkam)
  • Telugu: మోహము (mōhamu)

References[edit]

  • Monier William's Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 1899.