शक्ति

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Sanskrit शक्ति (śakti).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

शक्ति (śaktif (Urdu spelling شکتی)

  1. power, energy, potency
    दो सौ घोड़ों की शक्ति इस कल में है।
    do sau ghoṛõ kī śakti is kal mẽ hai.
    This machine has the power of two hundred horses.
    Synonyms: ताक़त (tāqat), ज़ोर (zor), सकत (sakat)
  2. strength
    अगर हम अपनी सेनाएं को मिलाए हमारी शक्ति बढ़ जाएगी।
    agar ham apnī senāen ko milāe hamārī śakti baṛh jāegī.
    If we combine our armies our strength will increase.
    Synonyms: ताक़त (tāqat)
  3. force
    हमें विध्वंसक शक्ति का प्रयोग करना पड़ा।
    hamẽ vidhvansak śakti kā prayog karnā paṛā.
    We had to use destructive force.
    Synonyms: बल (bal)
  4. ability; reach
    शक्ति के बाहरśakti ke bāharbeyond one's ability
    Synonyms: बस (bas)

Declension[edit]

Declension of शक्ति
singular plural
direct शक्ति (śakti) शक्तियाँ (śaktiyā̃)
oblique शक्ति (śakti) शक्तियों (śaktiyõ)
vocative शक्ति (śakti) शक्तियो (śaktiyo)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “शक्ति”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • Caturvedi, Mahendra; Bhola Nath Tiwari (1970), “शक्ति”, in A practical Hindi-English dictionary, Delhi: National Publishing House

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root शक् (śak, able), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱak- (to be able).

Noun[edit]

शक्ति (śakti)

  1. strength, power, might
  2. ability