लज्जा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Sanskrit लज्जा (lajjā), from the root लस्ज् (lasj, to feel shame, to blush). Doublet of लाज (lāj)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ləd͡ʒ.d͡ʒɑː/

Noun[edit]

लज्जा (lajjāf

  1. shame
    उसे मारने के बाद, हत्यारा को कोई लज्जा नहीं हुई।
    use mārne ke bād, hatyārā ko koī lajjā nahī̃ huī.
    After killing him, the murderer felt no shame.
  2. shyness
    लज्जा स्त्रियों का गुण है।
    lajjā striyõ kā guṇ hai.
    Shyness is a virtue of the ladies.

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References[edit]

  • Caturvedi, Mahendra; Bhola Nath Tiwari (1970), “लज्जा”, in A practical Hindi-English dictionary, Delhi: National Publishing House
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “लज्जा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.

Sanskrit[edit]

Noun[edit]

लज्जा (lajjāf

  1. shame, embarrassment, modesty
  2. sensitivity, bashfulness
    लज्जा मास्तु।
    Don't feel shy.
  3. the sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica).

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