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SanskritEdit

Sanskrit numbers (edit)
90
[a], [b] ←  8
9
10  → 
    Cardinal: नवन् (navan)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Hnáwa, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hnáwa, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥. Cognate with Hindi नौ (nau), Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬎𐬎𐬀 (nauua), Persian نه (noh), Pashto نه (), Kurdish neh, Latin novem, Ancient Greek ἐννέα (ennéa), Old English niġon (whence English nine).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /n̪ɐ́.ʋɐn̪/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈn̪ɐ.ʋɐn̪/
  • NumeralEdit

    नवन् (návan)

    1. nine

    Usage notesEdit

    Forms with alternative accentuation occur only in the Classical period.

    DeclensionEdit

    Declension of नवन्
    Nom. sg.
    Gen. sg.
    Singular Dual Plural
    Nominative नव (nava)
    Vocative
    Accusative नव (nava)
    Instrumental नवभि: (navabhi:)
    Dative नवभ्यः (navabhyaḥ)
    Ablative नवभ्यः (navabhyaḥ)
    Genitive नवानाम् (navānām)
    Locative नवसु (navasu)

    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 0531