See also: , ॿ, वृ, वे, and -व

U+0935, व
DEVANAGARI LETTER VA

[U+0934]
Devanagari
[U+0936]

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʋə/, /wə/, /və/ (may vary by language, dialect, context, etc.)

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(va)

  1. The fourth semivowel of the Devanagari script, but traditionally classified (and collated) as a consonant. Linguistically it is considered a labio-dental approximant.

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Ligatures:

Dhivehi edit

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(va)

  1. The ninth consonant in Dhivehi, written in Devanagari

Hindi edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Arabicوَ(wa, and), via Classical Persianو(wa, u). Cognate with Marathi (va).

Conjunction edit

(va) (Urdu spellingو⁩)

  1. (literary) and
    Synonyms: और (aur), तथा (tathā), एवं (evã)
Usage notes edit

The usage is the same as in Arabic:

किताबेंपार्सलकाग़ज़
kitābẽ va pārsal va kāġaz
books, parcels, and papers

Etymology 2 edit

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(va)

  1. the twenty-ninth consonant in Hindi

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Marathi edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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(va)

  1. The twenty-eighth consonant in Marathi.

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Arabicوَ(wa, and), via Classical Persianو(wa, u). Cognate with Hindi (va), Sanskrit एवं.

Conjunction edit

(va)

  1. (literary) and
    Synonyms: आणि (āṇi), नि (ni), अन् (an)

Nepali edit

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(wa)

  1. The twenty-ninth consonant in Nepali.

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Pali edit

Etymology 1 edit

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Particle edit

  1. Devanagari script form of va (like, as if)

Etymology 2 edit

Alternative forms edit

Particle edit

  1. Devanagari script form of va, sandhi form of एव (eva, even)