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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit मेघ (meghá), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hmaygʰás, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃moygʰ-ós, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃meygʰ- (fog, mist, cloud). Doublet of मेंह (menh).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

मेघ (meghm (Urdu spelling میگھ‎)

  1. cloud
    Synonym: बादल (bādal)

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

मेघ m

  1. cloud
  2. rain

DeclensionEdit


SanskritEdit

Alternative scriptsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Hmaygʰás, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hmaygʰás, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃moygʰ-ós (fog, cloud), from *h₃meygʰ-. Cognate with Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬉𐬖𐬀(maēγa, cloud), Persian میغ(meġ, cloud, fog), Old Armenian մէգ (mēg), Ancient Greek ὀμίχλη (omíkhlē, mist, fog), Russian мгла (mgla), Albanian mjegull, English mist.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

मेघ (meghám (Vedic maighá)

  1. cloud
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 1.181.8:
      वृषा वां मेघो वृषणा पीपाय गोर्न सेके मनुषो दशस्यन् ॥
      vṛṣā vāṃ megho vṛṣaṇā pīpāya gorna seke manuṣo daśasyan .
      Your strong rain-cloud, ye Mighty Ones, hath swollen, honouring men as ’twere with milk's outpouring.
  2. a mass, multitude
  3. (in music) a particular rāga

DeclensionEdit

Masculine a-stem declension of मेघ (meghá)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative मेघः
megháḥ
मेघौ
meghaú
मेघाः / मेघासः¹
meghā́ḥ / meghā́saḥ¹
Vocative मेघ
mégha
मेघौ
méghau
मेघाः / मेघासः¹
méghāḥ / méghāsaḥ¹
Accusative मेघम्
meghám
मेघौ
meghaú
मेघान्
meghā́n
Instrumental मेघेन
meghéna
मेघाभ्याम्
meghā́bhyām
मेघैः / मेघेभिः¹
meghaíḥ / meghébhiḥ¹
Dative मेघाय
meghā́ya
मेघाभ्याम्
meghā́bhyām
मेघेभ्यः
meghébhyaḥ
Ablative मेघात्
meghā́t
मेघाभ्याम्
meghā́bhyām
मेघेभ्यः
meghébhyaḥ
Genitive मेघस्य
meghásya
मेघयोः
megháyoḥ
मेघानाम्
meghā́nām
Locative मेघे
meghé
मेघयोः
megháyoḥ
मेघेषु
meghéṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Monier Williams (1899), “मेघ”, in A Sanskrit–English Dictionary, [], new edition, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, OCLC 458052227, page 0831.