हिरण्य

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The stem hiraṇ- is from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰl̥h₃-en-, from *ǵʰelh₃- ‎(to shine). Cognate to Avestan [script needed] ‎(zarańiia-) and Old Persian [script needed] ‎(daraniya-).

Noun[edit]

हिरण्य ‎(híraṇyan

  1. gold (originally 'uncoined gold or other precious metal', in later language 'coined gold' or 'money')
  2. any vessel or ornament made of gold (as 'a golden spoon')
  3. a gold piece or coin
  4. cowry
  5. semen virile
  6. substance, imperishable matter
  7. a particular measure
  8. the Datura or thorn apple

Declension[edit]

References[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 1299
  • Manfred Mayrhofer (1986–2001) Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen, in 3 vols, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, volume 2, page 816