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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NumeralEdit

नवन् (návan)

  1. nine

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)

Usage notesEdit

Forms with alternative accentuation occur only in the Classical period.

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