विधि

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See also: विधा and वधू

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit विधि(vidhi), from the root verb विधा(vidhā, to bring about, effect, accomplish).

Noun[edit]

विधि ‎(vidhif ‎(Urdu spelling ودهہ)

  1. law
    अंतरष्ट्रीय विधि के अनुसार, यह अपराधी दोषी है।
    According to international law, this criminal is guilty.
    शासन विधि और व्यवस्था के लिए उत्तरदायी है।
    The government is responsible for law and order.
  2. manner, method
    आपका उपचार-विधि क्या है?
    What is your method of treatment?

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “विधि”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

विधि ‎(vidhim

  1. worshipper (AitBr.)
Declension[edit]
Masculine i-stem declension of विधि
Nom. sg. विधिः(vidhiḥ)
Gen. sg. विधेः(vidheḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative विधिः(vidhiḥ) विधी(vidhī) विधयः(vidhayaḥ)
Vocative विधे(vidhe) विधी(vidhī) विधयः(vidhayaḥ)
Accusative विधिम्(vidhim) विधी(vidhī) विधीन्(vidhīn)
Instrumental विधिना(vidhinā) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभिः(vidhibhiḥ)
Dative विधये(vidhaye) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभ्यः(vidhibhyaḥ)
Ablative विधेः(vidheḥ) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभ्यः(vidhibhyaḥ)
Genitive विधेः(vidheḥ) विध्योः(vidhyoḥ) विधीनाम्(vidhīnām)
Locative विधौ(vidhau) विध्योः(vidhyoḥ) विधिषु(vidhiṣu)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

विधि ‎(vidhim

  1. rule, formula
  2. law
  3. instruction, direction, precept
  4. (grammar) a grammatical rule (Pāṇ.)
  5. a prescribed rite, act, or ceremony (Mn., Kālid., Pañcat.)
  6. use, application (Car.)
  7. method, manner
  8. way of life
  9. means, expedient (Hariv., Kāv., Pur., Hit.)
  10. action, work, business, accomplishment (Yāñj., Śak., etc.)
  11. creation (Kum., Kir.)
  12. fate, destiny (MBh., Kāv., etc.)
  13. Creator (Pañcar.)
  14. physician (L.)
  15. time (L.)
  16. fodder, elephant food (L.)
Declension[edit]
Masculine i-stem declension of विधि
Nom. sg. विधिः(vidhiḥ)
Gen. sg. विधेः(vidheḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative विधिः(vidhiḥ) विधी(vidhī) विधयः(vidhayaḥ)
Vocative विधे(vidhe) विधी(vidhī) विधयः(vidhayaḥ)
Accusative विधिम्(vidhim) विधी(vidhī) विधीन्(vidhīn)
Instrumental विधिना(vidhinā) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभिः(vidhibhiḥ)
Dative विधये(vidhaye) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभ्यः(vidhibhyaḥ)
Ablative विधेः(vidheḥ) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभ्यः(vidhibhyaḥ)
Genitive विधेः(vidheḥ) विध्योः(vidhyoḥ) विधीनाम्(vidhīnām)
Locative विधौ(vidhau) विध्योः(vidhyoḥ) विधिषु(vidhiṣu)
Descendants[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

विधि ‎(vidhim

  1. appellation of various gods
    1. of Brahma (Śak., Naish.)
    2. of Vishnu (L.)
    3. of Agni (Gṛihyās.)
Declension[edit]
Masculine i-stem declension of विधि
Nom. sg. विधिः(vidhiḥ)
Gen. sg. विधेः(vidheḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative विधिः(vidhiḥ) विधी(vidhī) विधयः(vidhayaḥ)
Vocative विधे(vidhe) विधी(vidhī) विधयः(vidhayaḥ)
Accusative विधिम्(vidhim) विधी(vidhī) विधीन्(vidhīn)
Instrumental विधिना(vidhinā) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभिः(vidhibhiḥ)
Dative विधये(vidhaye) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभ्यः(vidhibhyaḥ)
Ablative विधेः(vidheḥ) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभ्यः(vidhibhyaḥ)
Genitive विधेः(vidheḥ) विध्योः(vidhyoḥ) विधीनाम्(vidhīnām)
Locative विधौ(vidhau) विध्योः(vidhyoḥ) विधिषु(vidhiṣu)

Proper noun[edit]

विधि ‎(vidhif

  1. name of a goddess (Cat.)
Declension[edit]
Feminine i-stem declension of विधि
Nom. sg. विधिः(vidhiḥ)
Gen. sg. विध्याः / विधेः(vidhyāḥ / vidheḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative विधिः(vidhiḥ) विधी(vidhī) विधयः(vidhayaḥ)
Vocative विधे(vidhe) विधी(vidhī) विधयः(vidhayaḥ)
Accusative विधिम्(vidhim) विधी(vidhī) विधीः(vidhīḥ)
Instrumental विध्या(vidhyā) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभिः(vidhibhiḥ)
Dative विध्यै / विधये(vidhyai / vidhaye) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभ्यः(vidhibhyaḥ)
Ablative विध्याः / विधेः(vidhyāḥ / vidheḥ) विधिभ्याम्(vidhibhyām) विधिभ्यः(vidhibhyaḥ)
Genitive विध्याः / विधेः(vidhyāḥ / vidheḥ) विध्योः(vidhyoḥ) विधीनाम्(vidhīnām)
Locative विध्याम् / विधौ(vidhyām / vidhau) विध्योः(vidhyoḥ) विधिषु(vidhiṣu)

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 0967
  • 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 0968