𑀙

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𑀙 U+11019, 𑀙
BRAHMI LETTER CHA
𑀘
[U+11018]
Brahmi 𑀚
[U+1101A]

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

𑀙 (cha)

  1. Brahmi script form of cha (“six”)

Declension[edit]

Optionally indeclinable.


Prakrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*swéḱs

Inherited from Ashokan Prakrit *𑀙 (*cha), 𑀱 (ṣa), from Sanskrit 𑀱𑁆𑀯𑀱𑁆 (*ṣváṣ), 𑀱𑀱𑁆 (ṣáṣ).

Numeral[edit]

𑀙 (cha) (Devanagari , Kannada ) (Ardhamagadhi, Maharastri) (cardinal number)

  1. six

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Sheth, Hargovind Das T[rikamcand] (1923-1928), “”, in पाइअ-सद्द-महण्णवो [Pāia-Sadda-Mahaṇṇavo; lit. Ocean of Prakrit words] (in Hindi), Calcutta: [Published by the Author].
  • Pischel, Richard; Jha, Subhadra (contributor) (1957) Comparative Grammar of the Prakrit Languages, Varanasi: Motilal Banarasidass, page 317.
  • Woolner, Alfred Cooper, An Introduction to Prakrit‎, Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1917, page 11.
  • Sen, Sukumar (1960) A Comparative Grammar of Middle Indo-Aryan, Linguistic Society of India, page 134.
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “ṣáṣ”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press, page 743