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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to wish, desire, want). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἔλδομαι (éldomai), Old English willan.


वृणोति (vṛṇoti)

  1. to choose, select, choose for one's self, choose as or for
  2. to choose in marriage, woo
  3. to ask a person for or on behalf of
  4. to solicit anything from
  5. to ask or request that
  6. to like better than, prefer to
  7. to like, love (as opposed to 'hate')
  8. to choose or pick out a person (for a boon), grant (a boon) to

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to cover, envelop). Cognate Latin vela (whence English veil), English weir.


वृणोति (vṛṇoti)

  1. to cover, screen, veil, conceal, hide, envelop, obstruct
  2. to ward off, check, keep back, prevent hinder, restrain


Monier Monier-Williams, "Sanskrit-English Dictionary", URL accessed on 2008-02-09.