वसन्त

HindiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • बसन्त (basant)

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit वसन्त (vasantá)

NounEdit

वसन्त (vasantmUrdu spelling وسنت

  1. spring
  2. the vernal season
  3. the deified personification of spring

ReferencesEdit


SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *wesentós (spring). Cognate with Old Welsh guiannuin. Confer etymologically related words √vas (to shine, grow bright), वसर् (vasar, morning).

NounEdit

वसन्त (vasantám

  1. "brilliant (season)", spring, comprising according to some the months चैत्र (caitra) and वैशाख (vaiśākha) or from the middle of March to that of May (compare ऋतु (ṛtu)); often personified and considered as a friend or attendant of Kāmadeva, the god of love (RV. etc.)
  2. a particular metre (4 times ˘ ¯ ˘ ˘ ¯ ˘ ) (Col.)
  3. (music) a particular time (L.)
  4. diarrhoea (L.)
  5. name of a man (Rājat.)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0930
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