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नमस्

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

The primary meaning of "bow, salutation" is Rigvedic. It is an s-stem formed on the basis of the verbal root nam ( namati, नमति), meaning "to bend, bow, to submit one's self".

All alternative meanings are limited to glossaries and lexicographies (Naighaṇṭuka and other collections).

NounEdit

नमस् (námasn

  1. bow, obeisance, reverential salutation, adoration (by gesture or word)
  2. food
  3. a thunderbolt
  4. gift, donation

NounEdit

नमस् (námasm

  1. an inarticulate cry