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द्वार

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit द्वार (dvā́ra), from Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰworom (enclosure, courtyard, i.e. something enclosed by the door), from *dʰwor-, compare *dʰwer-.

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NounEdit

द्वार (dvārmUrdu spelling دوار

  1. door
    वह एक गुप्त द्वार से निकल गया।
    He escaped from a secret door.
  2. gate, opening; any means of entrance
    यह दर्रा भारत का द्वार है।
    This pass is a gateway to India.
  3. way, means
    धन कमाने का एक ही द्वार है।
    There is only one way to earn money.

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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Avestan dvarǝm, Old Persian 𐎯𐎺𐎼𐎹𐎠 (duvar-, door, gate)), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰworom (enclosure, courtyard, i.e. something enclosed by the door), accusative of *dʰwor-. Cognate with Old Church Slavonic дворъ (dvorŭ, court, courtyard), Latin forum (forum, market-place) and Lithuanian dvãras (estate). This Proto-Indo-European neuter is a derivation of the basic feminine root noun *dʰwer-, *dʰwor- (door, gate) that also gave Sanskrit द्वार् (dvā́r).

NounEdit

द्वार (dvā́ran

  1. door, gate, passage, entrance (ŚBr., ĀśvGṛ., Mn., MBh. etc.)
  2. opening, aperture (especially of the human body compare नवद्वार (náva-dvāra), Up., Suśr. etc.)
  3. a way, means, medium (MBh., Kāv., Pañc. etc; the māheśvaras hold that there are 6 dvāras or means of obtaining religious ecstasy - Sarvad.)
    द्वारेण (dvāreṇa) — by means of, with regard or according to
  4. name of a Gandharva (R.)

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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 0504