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Etymology 1Edit

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


वृणोति (vṛṇoti)

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