Hindi edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀘𑀁𑀤 (caṃda), from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candra), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *(s)ćandrás, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *(s)čandrás, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kand-.
Cognate with Sanskrit श्चन्द्र (ścandrá, shining, radiant), Ancient Greek κάνδαρος (kándaros, charcoal), Latin candeō, Old Armenian խանդ (xand).
Doublet of चंद्र (candra).

Pronunciation edit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /t͡ʃɑ̃ːd̪/, [t͡ʃä̃ːd̪]

Noun edit

चाँद (cā̃dm (Urdu spellingچاند⁩)

  1. (astronomy) the moon
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:चाँद
  2. a moon-shaped (round, semi-circular, or crescent) mark.
  3. a target, mark
  4. ornament having a moon-like shape, worn on the head
  5. a large flat spangle set with stones

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

चाँद (cā̃dm (Urdu spellingچاند⁩)

  1. crown of the head
  2. top, summit

Derived terms edit

See also edit

Solar System in Hindi · सूर्य-मंडल (sūrya-maṇḍal) (layout · text)
Star सूर्य (sūrya), सूरज (sūraj)
IAU planets and
notable dwarf planets
बुध (budh) शुक्र (śukra) भूमि (bhūmi),
पृथ्वी (pŕthvī)
मंगल (maṅgal) बृहस्पति (bŕhaspati) शनि (śani) अरुण (aruṇ) वरुण (varuṇ),
अंधा तारा (andhā tārā)
यम (yam)
Notable
moons
चाँद (cā̃d),
चंद्र (candra)















References edit

  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “candrá”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press