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From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá).


सिंह (sĩṅhm (Urdu spelling سنہ)

  1. lion
  2. (astronomy) The constellation Leo
  3. (astrology) A Leo




From Proto-Indo-Aryan *sinźʰás, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *sinĵʰás, from dialectal Proto-Indo-European *sinǵʰo-, ultimately a borrowing from a Central Asian substrate language. Cognate with Old Armenian ինձ (inj).


  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /s̪ĩ.ɦɐ́/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈs̪ĩ.ɦɐ/
  • Noun[edit]

    सिंह (siṃhám

    1. the lion
    2. the zodiacal sign Leo or its lagna
    3. hero, eminent person
    4. a particular form of temple
    5. a particular place prepared for the building of a house
    6. a Moringa with red flowers
    7. (music) a kind of tune
    8. the symbol or emblem of the 24th arhat of the present avasarpini


    Masculine a-stem declension of सिंह
    Nom. sg. सिंहः (siṃhaḥ)
    Gen. sg. सिंहस्य (siṃhasya)
    Singular Dual Plural
    Nominative सिंहः (siṃhaḥ) सिंहौ (siṃhau) सिंहाः (siṃhāḥ)
    Vocative सिंह (siṃha) सिंहौ (siṃhau) सिंहाः (siṃhāḥ)
    Accusative सिंहम् (siṃham) सिंहौ (siṃhau) सिंहान् (siṃhān)
    Instrumental सिंहेन (siṃhena) सिंहाभ्याम् (siṃhābhyām) सिंहैः (siṃhaiḥ)
    Dative सिंहाय (siṃhāya) सिंहाभ्याम् (siṃhābhyām) सिंहेभ्यः (siṃhebhyaḥ)
    Ablative सिंहात् (siṃhāt) सिंहाभ्याम् (siṃhābhyām) सिंहेभ्यः (siṃhebhyaḥ)
    Genitive सिंहस्य (siṃhasya) सिंहयोः (siṃhayoḥ) सिंहानाम् (siṃhānām)
    Locative सिंहे (siṃhe) सिंहयोः (siṃhayoḥ) सिंहेषु (siṃheṣu)

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    Proper noun[edit]

    सिंह (siṃhám

    1. name of a son of Krishna
    2. name of a king of the Vidyadharas
    3. name of a king (the father of साहिदेव (sāhi-deva))
    4. name of the Venkata mountain
    5. (with आचार्य (ācārya)) name of an astronomer
    6. name of various other persons
    7. a particular mythical bird


    • 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 1213