नमस्

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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *namas- ‎(to bow, prostrate). The primary meaning of "bow, salutation" is Rigvedic. It is an s-stem formed on the basis of the verbal root नम् ‎(nam) (नमति ‎(namati)), meaning "to bend, bow, to submit one's self".

All alternative meanings are limited to glossaries and lexicographies (Naighaṇṭuka and other collections).

NounEdit

नमस् ‎(námasn

  1. bow, obeisance, reverential salutation, adoration (by gesture or word)
  2. food
  3. a thunderbolt
  4. gift, donation

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

नमस् ‎(námasm

  1. an inarticulate cry
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