हिंसा

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit हिंसा (hiṃsā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

हिंसा (hinsāf (Urdu spelling ہنسا‎)

  1. violence, harm
    Antonym: अहिंसा (ahinsā)
  2. malice, ill-will

References[edit]

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

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

हिंसा (hiṃsāf

  1. injury, mischief, wrong, harm, hurt (said to be of three kinds: कायिक (kāyika) “personal”, वाचिक (vācika) “verbal”, and मानसिक (mānasika) “mental”)
  2. killing, slaying, destruction
  3. robbery, plunder

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vaman Shivaram Apte (accessed 07-31-2012), “The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]