वहशत

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian وحشت (vahšat), from Arabic وحشَة.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛːʱ.ʃət̪/

Noun[edit]

वहशत (vahśatf (Urdu spelling وحشت)

  1. savagery, wildness, madness
    • 1797 – 1869, Ghalib 18.3
      माना-ए वहशत-ख़िरामीहा-ए लैला कौन है
      ख़ाना-ए मजनून-ए सहरा-गर्द बे-दरवाज़ा था
      mānā-e vahśat-xirāmīhā-e lailā kaun hai
      xānā-e majnūn-e sahrā-gard be-darvāzā thā
      who is a forbidder of the mad-walkings of Laila?
      the house of Majnun the desert-circler was door-less