नेक्षण

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Etymology edit

From the root निक्ष् (nikṣ, to pierce) +‎ -अन (-ana) (with guṇation), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *nayȷ́žʰ- (to pierce). Related to Rigvedic नीक्षण (nīkṣaṇa) and cognate to Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬉𐬰𐬀 (naēza, tip of a needle). Also compare Persian نیش (niš, lance), نیزه (spear).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

नेक्षण (nékṣaṇa) stemn

  1. a sharp stick or a fork used for cooking
    • c. 1200 BCE – 1000 BCE, Atharvaveda 9.6.17:
      स्रुग्दर्विर्नेक्षणम्आयवनं द्रोणकलशाः कुम्भ्यो वायव्यानि
      पात्राणीयमेव कृष्णाजिनम् ॥
      srugdarvirnekṣaṇamāyavanaṃ droṇakalaśāḥ kumbhyo vāyavyāni
      pātrāṇīyameva kṛṣṇājinam .
      The spoon, ladle, fork, stirring-prong are [equivalent to] the wooden Soma tubs; the earthen cooking-pots are [equivalent to] the mortar-shaped Soma vessels;
      this earth is just [equivalent to] the black-antelope's skin.

Declension edit

Neuter a-stem declension of नेक्षण (nékṣaṇa)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative नेक्षणम्
nékṣaṇam
नेक्षणे
nékṣaṇe
नेक्षणानि / नेक्षणा¹
nékṣaṇāni / nékṣaṇā¹
Vocative नेक्षण
nékṣaṇa
नेक्षणे
nékṣaṇe
नेक्षणानि / नेक्षणा¹
nékṣaṇāni / nékṣaṇā¹
Accusative नेक्षणम्
nékṣaṇam
नेक्षणे
nékṣaṇe
नेक्षणानि / नेक्षणा¹
nékṣaṇāni / nékṣaṇā¹
Instrumental नेक्षणेन
nékṣaṇena
नेक्षणाभ्याम्
nékṣaṇābhyām
नेक्षणैः / नेक्षणेभिः¹
nékṣaṇaiḥ / nékṣaṇebhiḥ¹
Dative नेक्षणाय
nékṣaṇāya
नेक्षणाभ्याम्
nékṣaṇābhyām
नेक्षणेभ्यः
nékṣaṇebhyaḥ
Ablative नेक्षणात्
nékṣaṇāt
नेक्षणाभ्याम्
nékṣaṇābhyām
नेक्षणेभ्यः
nékṣaṇebhyaḥ
Genitive नेक्षणस्य
nékṣaṇasya
नेक्षणयोः
nékṣaṇayoḥ
नेक्षणानाम्
nékṣaṇānām
Locative नेक्षणे
nékṣaṇe
नेक्षणयोः
nékṣaṇayoḥ
नेक्षणेषु
nékṣaṇeṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

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