शिरस्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *ĉŕ̥Hos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱŕ̥h₂-os from *ḱerh₂- (head); see there for more. Compare शीर्षन् (śīrṣan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

शिरस् (śírasn

  1. head, skull
  2. the upper end or highest part of anything, top, peak, summit, pinnacle, acme
  3. the forepart or van (of an army)
  4. the beginning (of a verse)
  5. the head, leader, chief, foremost, first (of a class)

Descendants[edit]

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 1072