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नव

SanskritEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬎𐬎𐬀 (nauua), Persian نو (nou)), from Proto-Indo-European *néwos. Other cognates include Ancient Greek νέος (néos), Latin novus, Tocharian B ñuwe, Old Church Slavonic новъ (novǔ), and Old English nīwe (English new).

AdjectiveEdit

नव (náva)

  1. new, fresh, recent, young, modern
  2. often in compounds with a substantive
    नवान्न (navā-nna) — new rice or grain; first-fruits
  3. or with a past participle in the sense of "newly, just, lately"
    नवोदित (navo-dita) — newly risen (sun)
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NounEdit

नव (návam

  1. young monk, novice
  2. crow
  3. a red-flowered पुनर्नवा (punar-navā)
  4. name of a son of उशीनर (uśīnara) and नवा (navā)
  5. name of a son of विलोमन् (viloman)
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नव (návan

  1. new grain
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Etymology 2Edit

From the root to praise, commend (√nu).

NounEdit

नव (navam

  1. praise, celebration
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Etymology 3Edit

From the root to sound loudly, roar, thunder (√nu).

NounEdit

नव (navam

  1. sneezing
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Etymology 4Edit

See नवन् (navan, nine).

NumeralEdit

नव (náva)

  1. (cardinal) in त्रिणव (tri-ṇava) and in compounds: nine

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, pages 0530, 0531