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SanskritEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *wr̥náwti, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wr̥náwti, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (to wish, desire, want). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἔλδομαι (éldomai), Old English willan (whence English will).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

वृणोति (vṛṇóti) (Vedic vṛṇáuti)

  1. to choose, select, choose for oneself, 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-Aryan *wr̥náwti, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wr̥náwti, from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to cover, envelop). Cognate with Old English wer (whence English weir).

VerbEdit

वृणोति (vṛṇóti) (Vedic vṛṇáuti)

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

ReferencesEdit

Monier Monier-Williams (accessed 2008-02-09), “Sanskrit-English Dictionary”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]