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Etymology edit

Inherited from Prakrit 𑀘𑀁𑀤𑀺𑀆 (caṃdiā), from Sanskrit चन्द्रिका (candrikā).[1][2] By surface analysis, चाँद (cā̃d, moon) +‎ -ई (). Doublet of चंद्रिका (candrikā). Cognate with Punjabi ਚਾਂਦੀ (cāndī) / چاندی (cāndī), Gujarati ચાંદી (cā̃dī), Marathi चांदी (cāndī), Sindhi چانديِ / चांदी, Bengali চাঁদি (cãdi).

Pronunciation edit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /t͡ʃɑ̃ː.d̪iː/, [t͡ʃä̃ː.d̪iː]

Noun edit

चाँदी (cā̃dīf (Urdu spelling چان٘دی)

  1. silver (metal)
    Synonym: रजत (rajat)
  2. (figuratively) wealth, riches
    Synonyms: धन (dhan), दौलत (daulat)

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References edit

  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) “candrikā”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press
  2. ^ McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993) “चाँदी”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press