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, हत्यारे को कोई लज्जा नहीं हुई।
    use mārne ke bād, hatyāre 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]

Etymology[edit]

From the root लस्ज् (lasj), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *lazȷ́- (to be shy, to be embarrassed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /l̪ɐd.d͡ʑɑː/, [l̪ɐd̚.d͡ʑɑː]
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈl̪ɐd.d͡ʑɑː/, [ˈl̪ɐd̚.d͡ʑɑː]
  • Noun[edit]

    लज्जा (lajjāf

    1. shame, embarrassment, modesty
    2. sensitivity, bashfulness
      लज्जा मा अस्तु।
      lajjā mā astu.
      Don't feel shy.
    3. (botany) the sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica).
      Synonyms: लज्जालु (lajjālu)

    Declension[edit]

    Feminine ā-stem declension of लज्जा (lajjā)
    Singular Dual Plural
    Nominative लज्जा
    lajjā
    लज्जे
    lajje
    लज्जाः
    lajjāḥ
    Vocative लज्जे
    lajje
    लज्जे
    lajje
    लज्जाः
    lajjāḥ
    Accusative लज्जाम्
    lajjām
    लज्जे
    lajje
    लज्जाः
    lajjāḥ
    Instrumental लज्जया / लज्जा¹
    lajjayā / lajjā¹
    लज्जाभ्याम्
    lajjābhyām
    लज्जाभिः
    lajjābhiḥ
    Dative लज्जायै
    lajjāyai
    लज्जाभ्याम्
    lajjābhyām
    लज्जाभ्यः
    lajjābhyaḥ
    Ablative लज्जायाः
    lajjāyāḥ
    लज्जाभ्याम्
    lajjābhyām
    लज्जाभ्यः
    lajjābhyaḥ
    Genitive लज्जायाः
    lajjāyāḥ
    लज्जयोः
    lajjayoḥ
    लज्जानाम्
    lajjānām
    Locative लज्जायाम्
    lajjāyām
    लज्जयोः
    lajjayoḥ
    लज्जासु
    lajjāsu
    Notes
    • ¹Vedic

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