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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Hidʰá, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hidʰá, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁i-dʰe- (here).[1] Compare Pali idha, Avestan 𐬌𐬛𐬁(idā), 𐬌𐬜𐬀(iδa).

The form ihá was generalized in Vedic to conform with other place-based adverbs ending in -ha, whereas the Middle Indo-Aryan languages generalized -dha.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

इह (ihá)[2] (Vedic idhá)

  1. here; in this (place)
    तेनेह नteneha nathe rule does not apply here (literally, “therefore not in this case”)
  2. now

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lubotsky, Alexander (2011) The Indo-Aryan Inherited Lexicon (in progress) (Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Project)‎[1], Leiden University
  2. ^ Monier Williams (1899), “इह”, in A Sanskrit–English Dictionary, [], new edition, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, OCLC 458052227, page 169.