SanskritEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Said to be from दु (du) + क्ष (kṣa), Probably a Prakrit form of earlier दुःस्थ (duḥstha, poor), from दुस्- (dus-, bad) +‎ स्था (sthā, to stand).possibly a Prakrit form of सुस्थ (sustha); compare शुख (śukha).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

दुक्ष (dukṣán

  1. sorrow, distress, suffering, grief, misery, uneasiness, pain

DescendantsEdit

  • Hindi: दुःख (duḥkh)
  • Malay: duka
  • Pali: dukkha
  • Thai: ทุกษ์
  • Tagalog: dukha

AdjectiveEdit

दुक्ष (dukṣá)

  1. painful, uncomfortable, uneasy, difficult