मृदु

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *(h₂)moldus, *(h₂)m̥ldus (soft, weak). Cognates include Old Prussian maldai (boys), Old Church Slavonic младъ (mladŭ, young), Latin mollis (soft, weak), Old Armenian մեղկ (mełk, soft, weak), Ancient Greek βλαδύς (bladús, weak) and ἀμαλδύνω (amaldúnō, to weaken, destroy).

AdjectiveEdit

मृदु (mṛdú)

  1. soft, delicate, tender, pliant, mild, gentle (VS. etc.)
  2. weak, feeble (AV.)
  3. slight, moderate (Suśr.)
  4. slow (gait) MBh., Kāv. etc.)
  5. (astronomy) situated in the upper apsis (Gaṇit.)

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

मृदु (mṛdúm

  1. the planet Saturn (VarBṛS.)
  2. name of a king and various other men VP. (compare बिदादि (bidā*di))

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

मृदु (mṛduf

  1. Aloe perfoliata (L.)

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

मृदु (mṛdún

  1. softness, mildness, gentleness (MBh. Kāv. etc.) (also m Pāṇ. 2-2, 8, Vārtt. 3, Pat.)

DeclensionEdit

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 0830
Last modified on 30 January 2014, at 15:19