See also: अं, अँ, अः, and अ-
Devanagari a.svg
U+0905, अ
DEVANAGARI LETTER A

[U+0904]
Devanagari
[U+0906]

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Brahmi 𑀅 (a).

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(a)

  1. The first letter and first vowel of the Devanagari script.

Usage notesEdit

This letter only appears at the beginning of words or after another vowel, since the vowel it represents is always assumed to follow any consonant letter unless specifically noted otherwise with another vowel matra or with a virama.


HindiEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(a)

  1. the first vowel of Hindi, written in the Devanagari script; inherent after consonants
    कह kaha

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MarathiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ə/
  • (file)

LetterEdit

(a)

  1. The first vowel in Marathi.

NepaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(a)

  1. The first vowel of Nepali, written in the Devanagari script. Inherent after consonants.

See alsoEdit


SanskritEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(a)

  1. The first vowel of Sanskrit, written in the Devanagari script. Inherent after consonants.

Derived termsEdit

InterjectionEdit

(a)

  1. A vocative particle; o, oh
    अनन्तA AnantaO Vishnu!
  2. An interjection of pity; ah

PronounEdit

(a)

  1. a pronominal base

DeclensionEdit

Declension of
Nom. sg. अः (aḥ)
Gen. sg. अस्य (asya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative अः (aḥ) (au) आः (āḥ)
Vocative (a) (au) आः (āḥ)
Accusative अम् (am) (au) आन् (ān)
Instrumental एन (ena) आभ्याम् (ābhyām) ऐः (aiḥ)
Dative आय (āya) आभ्याम् (ābhyām) एभ्यः (ebhyaḥ)
Ablative आत् (āt) आभ्याम् (ābhyām) एभ्यः (ebhyaḥ)
Genitive अस्य (asya) अयोः (ayoḥ) आनाम् (ānām)
Locative (e) अयोः (ayoḥ) एसु (esu)

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