See also: कनिया

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HindiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit

NounEdit

कन्या ‎(kanyāf ‎(Urdu spelling کنیا)

  1. girl
  2. virgin
  3. daughter

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ken-(new, fresh), whence also कनीन(kanī́na, young, youthful). Cognates include Latin re-cēns(recent; fresh; young) and Ancient Greek καινός(kainós, new).

NounEdit

कन्या ‎(kanyā́f

  1. girl, virgin, daughter
  2. the sign of the zodiac Virgo
  3. the female of any animal
  4. name of Durga
  5. (botany) name of a tuberous plant growing in Kashmir
  6. Aloe perfoliata; rubble aloe, mitre aloe
  7. name of several other plants
  8. (prosody) name of a metre (of four lines, each of them containing four long syllables)

DeclensionEdit

Feminine ā-stem declension of कन्या
Nom. sg. कन्या(kanyā)
Gen. sg. कन्यायाः(kanyāyāḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative कन्या(kanyā) कन्ये(kanye) कन्याः(kanyāḥ)
Vocative कन्ये(kanye) कन्ये(kanye) कन्याः(kanyāḥ)
Accusative कन्याम्(kanyām) कन्ये(kanye) कन्याः(kanyāḥ)
Instrumental कन्यया(kanyayā) कन्याभ्याम्(kanyābhyām) कन्याभिः(kanyābhiḥ)
Dative कन्यायै(kanyāyai) कन्याभ्याम्(kanyābhyām) कन्याभ्यः(kanyābhyaḥ)
Ablative कन्यायाः(kanyāyāḥ) कन्याभ्याम्(kanyābhyām) कन्याभ्यः(kanyābhyaḥ)
Genitive कन्यायाः(kanyāyāḥ) कन्ययोः(kanyayoḥ) कन्यानाम्(kanyānām)
Locative कन्यायाम्(kanyāyām) कन्ययोः(kanyayoḥ) कन्यासु(kanyāsu)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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 0249
  • Arthur A. Macdonell, A practical Sanskrit dictionary with transliteration, accentuation, and etymological analysis throughout, London: Oxford University Press, 1893, page 062
  • Horace Hayman Wilson, A dictionary in Sanscrit and English, 2nd ed., Calcutta: Education Press, Circular Road, 1832, page 187
  • Carl Capeller, A Sanskrit-English dictionary, based upon the St. Petersburg lexicons, London: Luzac & Co., 1891, page 108