श्रेष्ठ

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śréṣṭha). Doublet of सेठ (seṭh).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ʃɾeːʂʈʰ/

Adjective[edit]

श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh) (indeclinable)

  1. excellent, high-quality, best

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Nepali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sresʈʰʌ/, [sres̠t̠ʰʌ]

Adjective[edit]

श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭha)

  1. excellent, first-class

Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *ćráyHištʰas (most beautiful). Cognate with Avestan 𐬯𐬭𐬀𐬉𐬱𐬙𐬀(sraēšta, most beautiful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

श्रेष्ठ (śréṣṭha) (metrical Vedic śráyiṣṭha)

  1. most beautiful, most splendid
  2. best, chief, most excellent
    Synonym: वसिष्ठ (vásiṣṭha)

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of श्रेष्ठ (śréṣṭha)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative श्रेष्ठः
śréṣṭhaḥ
श्रेष्ठौ
śréṣṭhau
श्रेष्ठाः / श्रेष्ठासः¹
śréṣṭhāḥ / śréṣṭhāsaḥ¹
Vocative श्रेष्ठ
śréṣṭha
श्रेष्ठौ
śréṣṭhau
श्रेष्ठाः / श्रेष्ठासः¹
śréṣṭhāḥ / śréṣṭhāsaḥ¹
Accusative श्रेष्ठम्
śréṣṭham
श्रेष्ठौ
śréṣṭhau
श्रेष्ठान्
śréṣṭhān
Instrumental श्रेष्ठेन
śréṣṭhena
श्रेष्ठाभ्याम्
śréṣṭhābhyām
श्रेष्ठैः / श्रेष्ठेभिः¹
śréṣṭhaiḥ / śréṣṭhebhiḥ¹
Dative श्रेष्ठाय
śréṣṭhāya
श्रेष्ठाभ्याम्
śréṣṭhābhyām
श्रेष्ठेभ्यः
śréṣṭhebhyaḥ
Ablative श्रेष्ठात्
śréṣṭhāt
श्रेष्ठाभ्याम्
śréṣṭhābhyām
श्रेष्ठेभ्यः
śréṣṭhebhyaḥ
Genitive श्रेष्ठस्य
śréṣṭhasya
श्रेष्ठयोः
śréṣṭhayoḥ
श्रेष्ठानाम्
śréṣṭhānām
Locative श्रेष्ठे
śréṣṭhe
श्रेष्ठयोः
śréṣṭhayoḥ
श्रेष्ठेषु
śréṣṭheṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic
Feminine ā-stem declension of श्रेष्ठा (śréṣṭhā)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative श्रेष्ठा
śréṣṭhā
श्रेष्ठे
śréṣṭhe
श्रेष्ठाः
śréṣṭhāḥ
Vocative श्रेष्ठे
śréṣṭhe
श्रेष्ठे
śréṣṭhe
श्रेष्ठाः
śréṣṭhāḥ
Accusative श्रेष्ठाम्
śréṣṭhām
श्रेष्ठे
śréṣṭhe
श्रेष्ठाः
śréṣṭhāḥ
Instrumental श्रेष्ठया / श्रेष्ठा¹
śréṣṭhayā / śréṣṭhā¹
श्रेष्ठाभ्याम्
śréṣṭhābhyām
श्रेष्ठाभिः
śréṣṭhābhiḥ
Dative श्रेष्ठायै
śréṣṭhāyai
श्रेष्ठाभ्याम्
śréṣṭhābhyām
श्रेष्ठाभ्यः
śréṣṭhābhyaḥ
Ablative श्रेष्ठायाः
śréṣṭhāyāḥ
श्रेष्ठाभ्याम्
śréṣṭhābhyām
श्रेष्ठाभ्यः
śréṣṭhābhyaḥ
Genitive श्रेष्ठायाः
śréṣṭhāyāḥ
श्रेष्ठयोः
śréṣṭhayoḥ
श्रेष्ठानाम्
śréṣṭhānām
Locative श्रेष्ठायाम्
śréṣṭhāyām
श्रेष्ठयोः
śréṣṭhayoḥ
श्रेष्ठासु
śréṣṭhāsu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic
Neuter a-stem declension of श्रेष्ठ (śréṣṭha)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative श्रेष्ठम्
śréṣṭham
श्रेष्ठे
śréṣṭhe
श्रेष्ठानि / श्रेष्ठा¹
śréṣṭhāni / śréṣṭhā¹
Vocative श्रेष्ठ
śréṣṭha
श्रेष्ठे
śréṣṭhe
श्रेष्ठानि / श्रेष्ठा¹
śréṣṭhāni / śréṣṭhā¹
Accusative श्रेष्ठम्
śréṣṭham
श्रेष्ठे
śréṣṭhe
श्रेष्ठानि / श्रेष्ठा¹
śréṣṭhāni / śréṣṭhā¹
Instrumental श्रेष्ठेन
śréṣṭhena
श्रेष्ठाभ्याम्
śréṣṭhābhyām
श्रेष्ठैः / श्रेष्ठेभिः¹
śréṣṭhaiḥ / śréṣṭhebhiḥ¹
Dative श्रेष्ठाय
śréṣṭhāya
श्रेष्ठाभ्याम्
śréṣṭhābhyām
श्रेष्ठेभ्यः
śréṣṭhebhyaḥ
Ablative श्रेष्ठात्
śréṣṭhāt
श्रेष्ठाभ्याम्
śréṣṭhābhyām
श्रेष्ठेभ्यः
śréṣṭhebhyaḥ
Genitive श्रेष्ठस्य
śréṣṭhasya
श्रेष्ठयोः
śréṣṭhayoḥ
श्रेष्ठानाम्
śréṣṭhānām
Locative श्रेष्ठे
śréṣṭhe
श्रेष्ठयोः
śréṣṭhayoḥ
श्रेष्ठेषु
śréṣṭheṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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