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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ewHdʰr̥-, *h₁owHdʰr̥-, *h₁uHdʰr̥- (udder). Cognates include Ancient Greek οὖθαρ (oûthar), Latin ūber, Old and modern English udder.

NounEdit

ऊधस् (ūdhasm, n

  1. the udder of any female, breast, bosom
  2. the night

Usage notesEdit

In classical Sanskrit the stem उधन् (udhan) appears only in the feminine of an adjective compound, while the original heteroclitic r/n paradigm has been preserved in Vedic; compare nominative and genitive singular ऊधर् (ū́dhar) ~ ऊधन् (ū́dhnas).