तूष्णीम्

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian. Cognate with Avestan [script?] [script?] (tušni.šad-). Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *tuh₂s-n-, with cognates such as Danish tyst (quiet)[1], Old Prussian tusnan (still) and Luwian 𒌅𒄷𒅆𒀀𒄿 (tuḫušii̯a-, to await, to wait and see)[2].

AdverbEdit

तूष्णीम् (tūṣṇī́m)

  1. silently, quietly (RV. II, 43, 3, TS. etc.)
    tūṣṇīṃ babhūva — became silent (DivyA7v.)

ReferencesEdit

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0453
  • Notes:
  1. ^ tyst in Ordbog over det danske Sprog
  2. ^ Manfred Mayrhofer, Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen, vol. I, 1992, p. 663
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