विंशति

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wih₁ḱm̥t, from *dwi(h₁)dḱm̥ti ‎(two-ten). Cognates include Avestan vīsaiti, Hindi बीस ‎(bīs), Punjabi ਵੀਹ ‎(wīh), Persian بيست ‎(bist), Kurdish bîst, Khotanese bistä, Ossetian инсӕй ‎(insæj), Old Armenian քսան ‎(kʿsan), Albanian (një)zet, Latin vīgintī, Ancient Greek εἴκοσι ‎(eíkosi), Old Irish fiche and Tocharian A wiki.

Numeral[edit]

विंशति ‎(viṃśatí)

  1. twenty, a score (with a noun either in genitive or in apposition, e.g.)
    viṃśatir ghaṭānām — 20 jars
    viṃśatyā́ háribhiḥ — with 20 horses

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 0953