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द्वार

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit द्वार (dvāra), 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 (dvār).

NounEdit

द्वार (dvā́ran

  1. door, gate, passage, entrance (ŚBr., ĀśvGṛ., Mn., MBh. etc.)
  2. opening, aperture (especially of the human body compare नवद्वार (navadvāra), 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