Hindi edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /niː/, [n̪iː]

Particle edit

नी ()

  1. (dialectal, especially Indore) Alternative form of नहीं (nahī̃)

Sanskrit edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Indo-European *neyH-. Compare Avestan 𐬌𐬙𐬈𐬫𐬀𐬥(iteyan, to bring, lead), Old Persian 𐎠𐎴𐎹 (a-n-y /⁠anaya⁠/, he was leading, bringing), Middle Persian [script needed] (nītan, to lead, drive), Hittite 𒈾𒄿𒉈 (nāine, to guide).

Pronunciation edit

Root edit

नी ()

  1. to guide, govern, direct

Descendants edit

See also edit

Primary Verbal Forms
Secondary Verbal Forms
Non-Finite Forms
Derived Nominal Forms
Prefixed Root Forms

References edit

  • Monier Williams (1899), “नी”, in A Sanskrit–English Dictionary, [], new edition, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, →OCLC, page 565.
  • William Dwight Whitney, 1885, The Roots, Verb-forms, and Primary Derivatives of the Sanskrit Language, Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, page 90
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1999), “*něti”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), issue 25 (*neroditi – *novotьnъ(jь)), Moscow: Nauka, →ISBN, page 105