செல்வம்

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Tamil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Dravidian *cel- (beauty, prosperity). Cognate with Kannada ಚೆಲುವು (celuvu).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /t͡ɕel̪ʋam/, [sɛl̪ʋəm]

Noun[edit]

செல்வம் (celvam)

  1. wealth, riches
  2. immensity, prosperity, flourishing state
  3. beauty
  4. enjoyment, pleasure, experience of happiness
  5. (Hinduism) Indra's Heaven
  6. learning

References[edit]

  • University of Madras (1924-1936) , “செல்வம்”, in Tamil Lexicon, Madras [Chennai]: Diocesan Press.