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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *gŕ̥H, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *gŕ̥H, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷŕ̥H, from *gʷerH- (to praise).

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NounEdit

गिर् (gírf

  1. praise, hymn, song of praise, verse, invocation
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 7.73.1:
      पुरुदंसा पुरुतमा पुराजामर्त्या हवते अश्विना गीः
      purudaṃsā purutamā purājāmartyā havate aśvinā gīḥ.
      The song invoketh both Immortal Aśvins far-reaching, born of old, great Wonder workers.

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