लोग

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Hindi लोग (loga), borrowed from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀮𑁄𑀕 (loga), from Sanskrit लोक (loka). Displaced Old Hindi लोअ (loa).

Use as a plural marker in some dialects is probably generalization of हम लोग (ham log, us).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

लोग (logm pl (Urdu spelling لوگ)

  1. people
    हर साल करोड़ों लोग ताज महल देखने आते हैं।
    har sāl karoṛõ log tāj mahal dekhne āte hain.
    Every year, crores of people come to see the Taj Mahal.
    Synonym: लोक (lok)

Declension[edit]

Declension of लोग
Singular Plural
Direct लोग (log) लोग (log)
Oblique लोग (log) लोगों (logõ)
Vocative लोग (log) लोगो (logo)

Particle[edit]

लोग (log)

  1. (Northeast India) marks the plural case
    लड़की लोग/लोक लंबा हो रा है।
    laṛkī log/lok lambā ho rā hai.
    The girls are getting tall. (Northeast Indian dialect)

References[edit]

  • Anvita Abbi; Maansi Sharma (2014), “Hindi as a Contact Language of Northeast India”, in Defining the Indefinable: Delimiting Hindi, Studies in Oriental Culture and Literature