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From Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷh-. Cognate with Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬲𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌 (dažaiti), Lithuanian degti, Old Church Slavonic жєщи (žešti), Ancient Greek τέφρα (téphra), Albanian djeg, Old English dæg (English day).


दहति (dahati)

  1. to burn, consume by fire, scorch roast
  2. to cauterize
  3. to consume, destroy completely
  4. to torment, torture, pain, distress, disturb, grieve
  5. to be burnt, burn, be in flames
  6. to be consumed by fire or destroyed
  7. to be inflamed (a wound)
  8. to be consumed by internal heat or grief, suffer pain, be distressed or vexed
  9. to cause to be cooked


  • 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 473