श्वन्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *ĉwā́ (compare Avestan 𐬯𐬞𐬁 (spā)), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ. Cognates include Ancient Greek κύων (kúōn), Latin canis, Lithuanian šuo, Old Armenian շուն (šun), and Old English hund (English hound).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

श्वन् (śvánm

  1. a dog, hound, cur

Declension[edit]

Masculine n-stem declension of श्वन्
Nom. sg. श्वा (śvā)
Gen. sg. शुनः (śunaḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative श्वा (śvā) श्वानौ (śvānau) श्वानः (śvānaḥ)
Vocative श्वन् (śvan) श्वानौ (śvānau) श्वानः (śvānaḥ)
Accusative श्वानम् (śvānam) श्वानौ (śvānau) शुनः (śunaḥ)
Instrumental शुना (śunā) श्वभ्याम् (śvabhyām) श्वभिः (śvabhiḥ)
Dative शुने (śune) श्वभ्याम् (śvabhyām) श्वभ्यः (śvabhyaḥ)
Ablative शुनः (śunaḥ) श्वभ्याम् (śvabhyām) श्वभ्यः (śvabhyaḥ)
Genitive शुनः (śunaḥ) शुनोः (śunoḥ) शुनाम् (śunām)
Locative शुनि (śuni) शुनोः (śunoḥ) श्वसु (śvasu)

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 1105/1