वंश

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa). Doublet of बंस (bãs), बाँस (bā̃s).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

वंश (vãśm

  1. lineage, family
    उच्च वंश काucc vãś kānoble, of high lineage
  2. dynasty, clan, house
  3. (taxonomy) genus
  4. (genetics) group
  5. bamboo cane

Declension[edit]

Declension of वंश
Singular Plural
Direct वंश (vãś) वंश (vãś)
Oblique वंश (vãś) वंशों (vãśõ)
Vocative वंश (vãś) वंशो (vãśo)

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *wanĉás (ceiling beam). Cognate with Wakhi was (ceiling beam), Shughni вис (vis, main roof-beam).

Noun[edit]

वंश (vaṃśám

  1. bamboo cane, cane
  2. the upper timber or beam of a house, roofing beam, roofing lath or rafter
  3. reed pipe, flute (Kāv., Rājat.)
  4. joist, joint (VarBṛS.)
  5. spine (VarBṛS., BhP.)
  6. hollow bone (BhP.)
  7. the curve of a curved sword such as a scimitar or sabre (VarBṛS.)
  8. a measure of length (10 हस्त (hasta)) (Līl.)
  9. (music) musical note (Śiś.)
  10. pride, hubris (Vās.)

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of वंश (vaṃśá)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative वंशः
vaṃśáḥ
वंशौ
vaṃśaú
वंशाः / वंशासः¹
vaṃśā́ḥ / vaṃśā́saḥ¹
Vocative वंश
váṃśa
वंशौ
váṃśau
वंशाः / वंशासः¹
váṃśāḥ / váṃśāsaḥ¹
Accusative वंशम्
vaṃśám
वंशौ
vaṃśaú
वंशान्
vaṃśā́n
Instrumental वंशेन
vaṃśéna
वंशाभ्याम्
vaṃśā́bhyām
वंशैः / वंशेभिः¹
vaṃśaíḥ / vaṃśébhiḥ¹
Dative वंशाय
vaṃśā́ya
वंशाभ्याम्
vaṃśā́bhyām
वंशेभ्यः
vaṃśébhyaḥ
Ablative वंशात्
vaṃśā́t
वंशाभ्याम्
vaṃśā́bhyām
वंशेभ्यः
vaṃśébhyaḥ
Genitive वंशस्य
vaṃśásya
वंशयोः
vaṃśáyoḥ
वंशानाम्
vaṃśā́nām
Locative वंशे
vaṃśé
वंशयोः
vaṃśáyoḥ
वंशेषु
vaṃśéṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the succession of joints observed in a bamboo.

Noun[edit]

वंश (vaṃśám

  1. race, lineage, clan, stock, pedigree, of genealogical descent or otherwise (ŚBr.)
  2. offspring, son (BhP.)
  3. collection, multitude (MBh., Kāv., etc.)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0910