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



वंश (vanśm

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


Declension of वंश
Singular Plural
Direct वंश (vanś) वंश (vanś)
Oblique वंश (vanś) वंशों (vanśõ)
Vocative वंश (vanś) वंशो (vanśo)

Derived terms[edit]



वंश (vaṃśan

  1. bamboo cane, cane (RV., etc.)
  2. sugar cane (L.)
  3. shala tree (L.)
  4. roofing beam, roofing lath or rafter (AV., etc.)
  5. joist, joint (VarBṛS.)
  6. reed pipe, flute (Kāv., Rājat.)
  7. spine (VarBṛS., BhP.)
  8. hollow bone (BhP.)
  9. nasal bone (L.)
  10. the curve of a curved sword such as a scimitar or sabre (VarBṛS.)
  11. lineage, stock, pedigree, of genealogical descent or otherwise (ŚBr.)
  12. offspring, son (BhP.)
  13. collection, multitude (MBh., Kāv., etc.)
  14. a measure of length (10 हस्त (hasta)) (Līl.)
  15. (music) musical note (Śiś.)
  16. pride, hubris (Vās.)
  17. bamboo manna, substance found in the stem of bamboo (L.)
  18. name of Krishna (L.)


Neuter a-stem declension of वंश
Nom. sg. वंशम् (vaṃśam)
Gen. sg. वंशस्य (vaṃśasya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative वंशम् (vaṃśam) वंशे (vaṃśe) वंशानि (vaṃśāni)
Vocative वंश (vaṃśa) वंशे (vaṃśe) वंशानि (vaṃśāni)
Accusative वंशम् (vaṃśam) वंशे (vaṃśe) वंशानि (vaṃśāni)
Instrumental वंशेन (vaṃśena) वंशाभ्याम् (vaṃśābhyām) वंशैः (vaṃśaiḥ)
Dative वंशा (vaṃśā) वंशाभ्याम् (vaṃśābhyām) वंशेभ्यः (vaṃśebhyaḥ)
Ablative वंशात् (vaṃśāt) वंशाभ्याम् (vaṃśābhyām) वंशेभ्यः (vaṃśebhyaḥ)
Genitive वंशस्य (vaṃśasya) वंशयोः (vaṃśayoḥ) वंशानाम् (vaṃśānām)
Locative वंशे (vaṃśe) वंशयोः (vaṃśayoḥ) वंशेषु (vaṃśeṣu)



  • 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