کهان

UrduEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀔𑀸𑀡𑀺 (khāṇi), 𑀔𑀸𑀡𑀻 (khāṇī), from Sanskrit खानि (khāni, mine), from the root खन् (khan), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kan-. Compare Punjabi ਖਾਣ (khāṇ), Gujarati ખાણ (khāṇ), ખાણી (khāṇī), Marathi खाण (khāṇ), and Bengali খাদ (khad). Doublet of کَھانِی(khāni).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

کهان (khānf (Hindi spelling खान)

  1. mine, quarry
  2. treasury; storehouse; repository

DeclensionEdit

Declension of کهان
singular plural
direct کهان(khān) کهانیں(khānẽ)
oblique کهان(khān) کهانوں(khānõ)
vocative کهان(khān) کهانو(khāno)

ReferencesEdit

  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “khāni”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “khān”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & Co.