श्वेत

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Hindi[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit श्वेत (śveta), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ćwaytás, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos (bright; shine).

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Adjective[edit]

श्वेत (śvet) (Urdu spelling شویت‎)

  1. white
    उस वृद्ध की दाढ़ी सम्पूर्ण रूप से श्वेत है।
    us vŕddh kī dāṛhī sampūrṇ rūp se śvet hai.
    That old man's beard is completely white.

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References[edit]

  • Platts, John T. (1884), “श्वेत”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *śwaytás, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ćwaytás (compare Persian سفید(sefid)), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos (bright; shine) (compare Old Church Slavonic свѣтъ (světŭ), Old English hwīt (whence English white)).

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Adjective[edit]

श्वेत (śvetá) (Vedic śvaitá)

  1. white
    Synonym: शुक्ल (śuklá)
  2. bright

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