रहना

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Hindi[edit]

Hindi verb set
रहना (rahnā)
रहाना (rahānā)
रहवाना (rahvānā)

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀭𑀳𑀤𑀺 (rahadi), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *ráźʰati (to remain, stay) (related to रहस् (rahas, isolation), रहस्य (rahasya, secret), रहायते (rahāyate, to be lonely)). Cognate with Punjabi ਰਹਿਣਾ (rahiṇā), Nepali रहनु (rahanu), Gujarati રહેવું (rahevũ), Marathi राहणे (rāhṇe), Assamese ৰোৱা (rüa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ɾəɦ.nɑː/, [ɾɛɦ.n̪äː]

Verb[edit]

रहना (rahnā) (intransitive, Urdu spelling رہنا‎)

  1. (copulative) to stay, remain
    यहीं रहो, मैं अभी आता हूँ।
    yahī̃ raho, ma͠i abhī ātā hū̃.
    Stay here, I'm coming in a second.
  2. to live
    मैं शिकागो में रहता हूँ।ma͠i śikāgo mẽ rahtā hū̃.I live in Chicago.
  3. to let alone, leave
    रहने दो।rahne do.Let it be.
  4. a aspectual auxiliary, marking the continuous aspect; to keep on ...
    अपना काम करते रहो, मैं टीवी कम आवाज़ पे लगाता हूँ।
    apnā kām karte raho, ma͠i ṭīvī kam āvāz pe lagātā hū̃.
    Keep on doing your work, I'll put the TV on low volume.
Conjugation[edit]