Hindi edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit मीन (mīna). Ultimately from Proto-Dravidian *mīn.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /miːn/, [mĩːn̪]

Noun edit

मीन (mīnm

  1. (poetic) fish

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Marathi edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Sanskrit मीन (mīna), ultimately from Proto-Dravidian *mīn.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

मीन (mīnm

  1. a fish (literary)
    Synonym: मासा (māsā) (common)
  2. (astrology, astronomy) the sign of the zodiac Pisces

See also edit

Zodiac signs in Marathi · राशी (rāśī) (layout · text)
       
मेष (meṣ) वृषभ (vruṣabh) मिथुन (mithun) कर्क (karka)
       
सिंह (siuha) कन्या (kanyā) तूळ (tūḷ) वृश्चिक (vruścik)
       
धनु (dhanu) मकर (makar) कुंभ (kumbha) मीन (mīn)

Pali edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

मीन m

  1. Devanagari script form of mīna (fish)

Declension edit

Sanskrit edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Dravidian, ultimately from Proto-Dravidian *mīn; compare Tamil மீன் (mīṉ). Alternative derivations from Proto-Indo-European (compare Ancient Greek μαίνη (maínē, blotched picarel), English minnow, Russian мин (min, burbot), Latvian mitrs (moist)) are less likely.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

मीन (mīna) root formm

  1. a fish
  2. (astrology, astronomy) the sign of the zodiac Pisces
  3. name of a teacher of योग (yoga)

Declension edit

Masculine a-stem declension of मीन (mīna)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative मीनः
mīnaḥ
मीनौ
mīnau
मीनाः / मीनासः¹
mīnāḥ / mīnāsaḥ¹
Vocative मीन
mīna
मीनौ
mīnau
मीनाः / मीनासः¹
mīnāḥ / mīnāsaḥ¹
Accusative मीनम्
mīnam
मीनौ
mīnau
मीनान्
mīnān
Instrumental मीनेन
mīnena
मीनाभ्याम्
mīnābhyām
मीनैः / मीनेभिः¹
mīnaiḥ / mīnebhiḥ¹
Dative मीनाय
mīnāya
मीनाभ्याम्
mīnābhyām
मीनेभ्यः
mīnebhyaḥ
Ablative मीनात्
mīnāt
मीनाभ्याम्
mīnābhyām
मीनेभ्यः
mīnebhyaḥ
Genitive मीनस्य
mīnasya
मीनयोः
mīnayoḥ
मीनानाम्
mīnānām
Locative मीने
mīne
मीनयोः
mīnayoḥ
मीनेषु
mīneṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Synonyms edit

Descendants edit

See also edit

Zodiac signs in Sanskrit (layout · text)
       
मेष (meṣa) ऋषभ (ṛṣabha) मिथुन (mithuna) कर्कटक (karkaṭaka)
       
सिंह (siṃha) कन्या (kanyā) तुला (tulā) वृश्चिक (vṛścika)
       
धनु (dhanu) मकर (makara) कुम्भ (kumbha) मीन (mīna)

References edit

  • Apte, Vaman Shivram (1890), “मीन”, in The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary, Poona: Prasad Prakashan
  • Monier Williams (1899), “मीन”, in A Sanskrit–English Dictionary, [], new edition, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, →OCLC, page 818, column 3.
  • Mayrhofer, Manfred (1996), “mīna- - MĪL”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen [Etymological Dictionary of Old Indo-Aryan]‎[1] (in German), volume II, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 358
  • Mayrhofer, Manfred (1963), “mīḍhvā́n--mīnáḥ”, in Kurzgefasstes Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindischen [A Concise Etymological Sanskrit Dictionary] (in German), volume II, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 643