सफ़ेद

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian سفید(sefid), from earlier سپید(sapêd), from Middle Persian spyt' (spēd, white), eventually from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos (bright; shine). Compare with Sanskrit श्वेत (śveta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sə.pʰeːd̪/, [s̪ə.pʰeːd̪], /sə.feːd̪/, [s̪ə.feːd̪]

Adjective[edit]

सफ़ेद (safed) (indeclinable, Urdu spelling سفید‎)

  1. white (color)
    Synonym: श्वेत (śvet)
  2. white, fair (used for appearance of a person or animal)
    Synonyms: श्वेत (śvet), गोरा (gorā), गोरी (gorī)
  3. clean
  4. blank

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Hindi · रंग (raṅg) (layout · text)
     श्वेत (śvet), सफ़ेद (safed)      धूसर (dhūsar), सुरमई (surmaī)      काला (kālā), श्याम (śyām)
             लाल (lāl); गहरा लाल (gahrā lāl)              नारंगी (nāraṅgī); भूरा (bhūrā)              पीला (pīlā); मलाई (malāī)
             लाइम (lāim)              हरा (harā)             
             आकाशी (ākāśī), आसमानी (āsmānī), क्यान (kyān); टील (ṭīl)                           नीला (nīlā), नील (nīl)
             नील (nīl)              रानी (rānī); बैंगनी (baiṅgnī)              गुलाबी (gulābī)