नक्

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *nákts, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *nákts, from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (night). Cognate with Ancient Greek νῠ́ξ (núx), Latin nox, Lithuanian naktis, Old English niht (whence English night).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

नक् (nák? (Vedic)

  1. night
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 7.71.1:
      अप स्वसुरुषसो नग्जिहीते रिणक्ति कृष्णीररुषाय पन्थाम् ।
      apa svasuruṣaso nagjihīte riṇakti kṛṣṇīraruṣāya panthām .
      The Night retireth from the Dawn her Sister; the Dark one yieldeth to the Red her pathway.