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Etymology 1[edit]


स्वर् (svar)

  1. Alternative spelling of सुर् (sur), root of स्वरयति (svarayati)

Etymology 2[edit]


स्वर् (svar)

  1. root of स्वरति (svarati)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *suHar- (compare Avestan hvar, Persian خور (xvar)), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥. Cognate with Old English sōl, Old Norse sól, Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌿𐌹𐌻 (sauil), Old Church Slavonic слъньцє (slŭnĭce), Ancient Greek ἥλιος (hḗlios), Latin sōl.


स्वर् (svàr)

  1. sun
  2. sunshine, light
  3. sky, heaven (RV., etc.)
  4. space between the sun and the polar star, as the third of the व्याहृति (vyāhṛti, names of the upper worlds used as mystical utterance) (Mn., MBh., etc.)
  5. water (Naigh.)
  6. a name of Shiva (MBh.)

Derived terms[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 1281