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Etymology 1[edit]



स्वर् (svar)

  1. Alternative spelling of सुर् (sur)
  2. to make music

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *súHar, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *súHar (compare Avestan 𐬵𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬭‎(huuar‎), Persian خور(xvar)), 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 (svár) (metrically súvar)

  1. sun
    उचिनायाम् स्वर् तप्तः अस्ति।
    ucināyām súvar taptáḥ ásti.
    In Okinawa, the sun is hot.
  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.)

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