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NounEdit

बिन्दु n

  1. Devanagari script form of bindu

SanskritEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *bindúṣ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

बिन्दु (bindúm (once n)

  1. a detached particle, drop, globule, dot, spot
  2. (with हिरण्यय (hiraṇyaya)) a pearl
  3. a drop of water taken as a measure
  4. a spot or mark of coloured paint on the body of an elephant
  5. (grammar, lexicography) (at the end of a compound also बिन्दुक (binduka)) the dot over a letter representing the anusvara (supposed to be connected with शिव (śiva) and of great mystical importance)
  6. a zero or cypher (in manuscripts put over an erased word to show that it ought not to be erased = "stet")
  7. a particular mark like a dot made in cauterizing
  8. a mark made by the teeth of a lover on the lips of his mistress
  9. a coloured mark made on the forehead between the eyebrows
  10. (in dramatic language) the sudden development of a secondary incident (which, like a drop of oil in water, expands and furnishes an important element in the plot)
  11. name of a man g. बिदादि (bidā-di)
  12. name of an आङ्गिरस (āṅgirasa) (author of RV. 8.83 and 9.30)
  13. name of the author of a रसपद्धति (rasa-paddhati)
  14. (in the plural) name of a warrior tribe g. दामन्यादि (dāmany-ādi)

DeclensionEdit

Masculine u-stem declension of बिन्दु (bindú)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative बिन्दुः
bindúḥ
बिन्दू
bindū́
बिन्दवः
bindávaḥ
Vocative बिन्दो
bíndo
बिन्दू
bíndū
बिन्दवः
bíndavaḥ
Accusative बिन्दुम्
bindúm
बिन्दू
bindū́
बिन्दून्
bindū́n
Instrumental बिन्दुना / बिन्द्वा¹
bindúnā / bindvā̀¹
बिन्दुभ्याम्
bindúbhyām
बिन्दुभिः
bindúbhiḥ
Dative बिन्दवे / बिन्द्वे²
bindáve / bindvè²
बिन्दुभ्याम्
bindúbhyām
बिन्दुभ्यः
bindúbhyaḥ
Ablative बिन्दोः / बिन्द्वः²
bindóḥ / bindvàḥ²
बिन्दुभ्याम्
bindúbhyām
बिन्दुभ्यः
bindúbhyaḥ
Genitive बिन्दोः / बिन्द्वः²
bindóḥ / bindvàḥ²
बिन्द्वोः
bindvóḥ
बिन्दूनाम्
bindūnā́m
Locative बिन्दौ
bindaú
बिन्द्वोः
bindvóḥ
बिन्दुषु
bindúṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic
  • ²Less common
Neuter u-stem declension of बिन्दु (bindú)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative बिन्दु
bindú
बिन्दुनी
bindúnī
बिन्दू / बिन्दु / बिन्दूनि¹
bindū́ / bindú / bindū́ni¹
Vocative बिन्दु / बिन्दो
bindú / bíndo
बिन्दुनी
bíndunī
बिन्दू / बिन्दु / बिन्दूनि¹
bíndū / bindú / bíndūni¹
Accusative बिन्दु
bindú
बिन्दुनी
bindúnī
बिन्दू / बिन्दु / बिन्दूनि¹
bindū́ / bindú / bindū́ni¹
Instrumental बिन्दुना / बिन्द्वा²
bindúnā / bindvā̀²
बिन्दुभ्याम्
bindúbhyām
बिन्दुभिः
bindúbhiḥ
Dative बिन्दवे / बिन्द्वे³
bindáve / bindvè³
बिन्दुभ्याम्
bindúbhyām
बिन्दुभ्यः
bindúbhyaḥ
Ablative बिन्दोः / बिन्दुनः¹ / बिन्द्वः³
bindóḥ / bindúnaḥ¹ / bindvàḥ³
बिन्दुभ्याम्
bindúbhyām
बिन्दुभ्यः
bindúbhyaḥ
Genitive बिन्दोः / बिन्दुनः¹ / बिन्द्वः³
bindóḥ / bindúnaḥ¹ / bindvàḥ³
बिन्दुनोः
bindúnoḥ
बिन्दूनाम्
bindūnā́m
Locative निनि¹
niní¹
बिन्दुनोः
bindúnoḥ
बिन्दुषु
bindúṣu
Notes
  • ¹Later Sanskrit
  • ²Vedic
  • ³Less common

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