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From नि- (ni-), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *ní, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ní, from Proto-Indo-European *(h₁)ni (thus ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én). Cognate with Avestan 𐬥𐬌(ni), German nieder, English nether, beneath, Old Church Slavonic нищь (ništĭ, poor).

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निस्- (nís)

  1. out, forth, away &c.

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References edit

  • Monier Williams (1899), “निस्-”, in A Sanskrit–English Dictionary, [], new edition, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, →OCLC, page 543/2.
  • Mayrhofer, Manfred (1996) Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen [Etymological Dictionary of Old Indo-Aryan]‎[1] (in German), volume 2, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 47