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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Hāwíṣ, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hāwíš, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂owís, from the root *h₂ew- (to see, perceive), whence also possibly उवे (uvé). Cognate with Ancient Greek αἰσθάνομαι (aisthánomai, to perceive), Hittite 𒌋𒀪𒄭 (u-uḫ-ḫi, I see), Latin audiō (I hear, listen).

Traditional etymologists connect it to वहिस् (vahis) and अव (ava), or to आविद् (ā-vid).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /ɑː.ʋís̪/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈɑː.ʋis̪/
  • AdverbEdit

    आविस् (āvís)

    1. before the eyes, openly, manifestly, evidently

    ReferencesEdit

    • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0155