आधा

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit *𑀅𑀤𑁆𑀥𑀕 (*addhaga), from Sanskrit अर्धक (ardhaka)[1][2]. Doublet of अर्धक (ardhak) and अर्ध (ardh).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ɑː.d̪ʱɑː/, [äː.d̪ʱäː]

AdjectiveEdit

आधा (ādhā) (Urdu spelling آدھا‎)

  1. half
    मुझे सिर्फ़ आधी बोतल पानी चाहिए।
    mujhe sirf ādhī botal pānī cāhie.
    I only want half a bottle of water.

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

आधा (ādhām (Urdu spelling آدھا‎)[3]

  1. a half of something

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Śyamāsundara Dāsa, “आधा”, in Hindī Śabdasāgara [Comprehensive Hindi Dictionary] (in Hindi), Kashi [Varanasi]: Nagari Pracarini Sabha, 1965–1975.
  • Bahri, Hardev, “आधा”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons, 1989
  • Caturvedi, Mahendra; Tiwari, Bhola Nath, “आधा”, in A Practical Hindi-English dictionary, Delhi: National Publishing House, 1970
  • आधा”, in Rekhta Urdu Dictionary, Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2021.
  • S. W. Fallon, “आधा”, in A New Hindustani-English Dictionary, Banaras, London: Trubner and Co., 1879

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley, “ardhá(644)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press, 1969–1985
  2. ^ Platts, John Thompson, “आधा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co., 1884
  3. ^ McGregor, Ronald Stuart, “आधा”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press, 1993

SanskritEdit

Alternative scriptsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From आ- (ā-) +‎ धा (dhā, root).

PronunciationEdit

RootEdit

आधा (ādhā)

  1. to place on, put down, deposit, put
  2. to impregnate, instil, impress (good sentiments)
  3. to apply, appoint
  4. to add (fuel to fire)
  5. to give or deposit in pledge, stake (money)
  6. to give, supply, lend, deliver
  7. to accept, receive
  8. to make, constitute, effect
  9. to keep, preserve, hold, possess, take
  10. to conceive, get children (as a woman)

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