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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Avestan dantan-, dātā, Persian دندان(dandân)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts(tooth). Further cognates include Ancient Greek ὀδών(odṓn), Latin dēns and Old English tōþ (English tooth).

NounEdit

दत् ‎(dátm (taking the form दन्त (dánta) in the strong cases)

  1. a tooth

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 0467