-आ

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Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ɑː/, [äː]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Apabhramsa -औ, -औं, from Sauraseni Prakrit -𑀅𑀕𑁄 m (-ago), -𑀅𑀕𑀁 n (-agaṃ), from Sanskrit -अकः m (-akaḥ), -अकम् n (-akam).

Suffix[edit]

-आ (m

  1. forms masculine nouns

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit -आ ().

Suffix[edit]

-आ (f

  1. forms feminine form of the nouns
    पुष्प (puṣp, flower) + ‎-आ () → ‎पुष्पा (puṣpā, flower, female given name)
  2. forms feminine form of the adjectives
    हरित (harit, green) + ‎-आ () → ‎हरिता (haritā, green)

Etymology 3[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-आ ()

  1. forms adjectives from nouns, showing a property
    झूठ (jhūṭh, lie) + ‎-आ () → ‎झूठा (jhūṭhā, false, fake, liar)
    भूख (bhūkh, hunger) + ‎-आ () → ‎भूखा (bhūkhā, hungry, famished)