दत्

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Avestan dantan-, dātā, Persian دندان (dandân)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts (tooth). Further cognates include Ancient Greek ὀδών (odṓn), Latin dēns and Old English tōþ (English tooth).

NounEdit

दत् (dátm (taking the form दन्त (dánta) in the strong cases)

  1. a tooth

DescendantsEdit

  • Bengali: দাঁত (dānta)
  • Gujarati: દાંત (dā̃t)

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 0467

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