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From Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare also Persian خوک (xuk)), from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *suh₂kéh₂, from *sū-. Compare English sow, Welsh hwch.


सूकर (sūkarám

  1. boar, hog, pig, swine
  2. a kind of deer (the hog-deer)
  3. a particular fish
  4. white rice
  5. potter
  6. name of a particular hell


Masculine a-stem declension of सूकर
Nom. sg. सूकरः (sūkaraḥ)
Gen. sg. सूकरस्य (sūkarasya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative सूकरः (sūkaraḥ) सूकरौ (sūkarau) सूकराः (sūkarāḥ)
Vocative सूकर (sūkara) सूकरौ (sūkarau) सूकराः (sūkarāḥ)
Accusative सूकरम् (sūkaram) सूकरौ (sūkarau) सूकरान् (sūkarān)
Instrumental सूकरेण (sūkareṇa) सूकराभ्याम् (sūkarābhyām) सूकरैः (sūkaraiḥ)
Dative सूकराय (sūkarāya) सूकराभ्याम् (sūkarābhyām) सूकरेभ्यः (sūkarebhyaḥ)
Ablative सूकरात् (sūkarāt) सूकराभ्याम् (sūkarābhyām) सूकरेभ्यः (sūkarebhyaḥ)
Genitive सूकरस्य (sūkarasya) सूकरयोः (sūkarayoḥ) सूकराणाम् (sūkarāṇām)
Locative सूकरे (sūkare) सूकरयोः (sūkarayoḥ) सूकरेषु (sūkareṣu)



  • 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 1240
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “sūkará (13544)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press