Inherited from Old Marathi अणि (aṇi), अनि (ani), अणिक (aṇika), अनिक (anika), from Maharastri Prakrit 𑀅𑀡𑁆𑀡 (aṇṇa), from Sanskrit अन्यच् (anyac) + च (ca). Cognate to Gujarati અને (ane) and Nepali अनि (ani).
आणि • (āṇi)
Usage notes edit
This word is an exception to the orthographic rule that word-final /i/ and /u/ in native (non-borrowed) words are always long.
Further reading edit
- Berntsen, Maxine, “आणि”, in A Basic Marathi-English Dictionary, New Delhi: American Institute of Indian Studies, 1982-1983.
- Molesworth, James Thomas (1857), “आणि”, in A dictionary, Marathi and English, Bombay: Printed for government at the Bombay Education Society's Press
- Date, Yasavanta Ramakrshna (1932-1950), “आणि,_आण्,_आन्(अन्)-न-नि”, in Maharashtra Sabdakosa (in Marathi), Pune: Maharashtra Kosamandala.
- Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “anyá”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press