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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wi ‎(apart, away). Cognate with Hittite [script needed] ‎(nawi, not yet), Old English wiþ.


वि ‎(vi)

  1. apart
  2. asunder
  3. in different directions
  4. to and fro, about
  5. away, away from
  6. off
  7. without


वि ‎(vi)

  1. through
  2. between

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis. Cognate with Latin avis ‎(bird), Ancient Greek ἀετός ‎(aetós, eagle).


वि ‎()

  1. a bird (also applied to horses, arrows, and the Maruts)
Masculine i-stem declension of वि
Nom. sg. विः ‎(viḥ)
Gen. sg. वेः ‎(veḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative विः ‎(viḥ) वी ‎() वयः ‎(vayaḥ)
Vocative वे ‎(ve) वी ‎() वयः ‎(vayaḥ)
Accusative विम् ‎(vim) वी ‎() वीन् ‎(vīn)
Instrumental विना ‎(vinā) विभ्याम् ‎(vibhyām) विभिः ‎(vibhiḥ)
Dative वये ‎(vaye) विभ्याम् ‎(vibhyām) विभ्यः ‎(vibhyaḥ)
Ablative वेः ‎(veḥ) विभ्याम् ‎(vibhyām) विभ्यः ‎(vibhyaḥ)
Genitive वेः ‎(veḥ) व्योः ‎(vyoḥ) वीनाम् ‎(vīnām)
Locative वौ ‎(vau) व्योः ‎(vyoḥ) विषु ‎(viṣu)

Another singular ablative form is वितः (vitaḥ).


Monier Monier-Williams (accessed 2008-02-09), “Sanskrit-English Dictionary”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]