षष्

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *ṣwáṭṣ, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *šwáćš, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Cognate with Avestan 𐬑𐬴𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬱(xṣ̌uuaš), Persian شش(šeš), Old Armenian վեց (vecʿ), Tocharian B ṣkas, Old Church Slavonic шесть (šestĭ), Lithuanian šešì, Latin sex, Ancient Greek ἕξ (héx), Old English six (whence English six).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

Sanskrit numbers (edit)
60
 ←  5
6
7  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: षष् (ṣaṣ)
    Ordinal: षष्ठ (ṣaṣṭha)

षष् (ṣáṣ)

  1. six

Descendants[edit]

  • Ashokan Prakrit: *𑀙 (*cha), 𑀱 (ṣa)
    • Prakrit: 𑀙 (cha) (see there for further descendants)
  • Dardic:
  • Gandhari: 𐨮(ṣa)
  • Pali: cha

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander Lubotsky (2000), “Indo-Aryan 'six'”, in 125 Jahre Indogermanistik in Graz. Arbeiten aus der Abteilung “Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft"[1], Graz: Leykam, pages 255-261